Vicksburg mayor announces Kimble will head homicide-gang unit

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VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) – On Friday, Vicksburg Mayor George Flaggs, Jr., announced his recommendation for deputy chief of the Vicksburg Police Department’s homicide-gang prevention position.

“Troy Kimble called me this morning and shared his willingness to accept the Deputy Chief of Homicide/Gang Prevention position with the Vicksburg Police Department,” Flaggs said. “We had a great phone call and I look forward to making crime prevention a priority while focusing on the discharging firearms and gang violence prevention within the City of Vicksburg.”

According to the mayor, the position is primarily responsible for homicide investigations and gang prevention and intervention strategies and does not fall under the jurisdiction of civil service. Flaggs said the deputy chief will also serve as the primary investigator for the Homicide Division of the Vicksburg Police Department and will report to the chief of police.

Kimble lost the mayoral race to Flaggs on Tuesday, June 8.

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