The City of Edwards has decided to let their chief of police go, Mayor Marcus l. Wallace announced Wednesday.

Former Edwards Police Chief Torrence Mayfield says he held the position for three-and-a-half years and also works part-time with the Jackson Police Dept.  

Mayfield says the issue may have come down to “visibility.”

He’s worked for Jackson PD from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and says the City of Edwards wanted someone who could always be there.

“We just parted ways,” Mayfield told WJTV 12. “Visibility wasn’t enough with the part-time status.”

“That status didn’t allow me to be as visible as they needed me to be. I did the best I could with what I was able to do, but they want to go in a different direction. They need someone who can be there on a full time basis.”

Mayfield is not yet announcing his immediate plans from here, but says he will continue to serve the community.

Mayor Wallace would not comment on the matter when asked why dismissed Mayfield.

Currently, the temporary, interim police chief is Assistant Police Chief Terrance Crump

Wallace is accepting applications to fill the vacancy, he says, and anyone who is interested in applying may contact Edwards Cty Hall at (601) 852-5461

Wallace says he can conduct interviews Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Capitol Towers on the 13th floor, suite 1300.