MIAMI, OK.--- The city of Miami names an acting police chief after George Haralson resigns from the position. Captain Thomas Anderson was picked to take Haralson's place. That's until the city finds an interim chief. Anderson has been with the Miami Police Department for 15 years and has been working as a detective.
Today was Haralson's last day as chief. He says he's accomplished everything he's wanted in Miami and it's just time for him to move on. He's moving to Oklahoma City to work with the Oklahoma Insurance Department as an investigator working white collar crimes. As chief, he gave the station a face lift, hired their first female officer and created a chaplain's program.
"This decision to leave has not been an easy decision and I'm some what conflicted, but I think it's probably time for me to move on and let someone else take this position," said George Haralson, Miami Police Chief.
Haralson also helped create a committee to fight domestic violence and added a detective with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to the department. Anderson will officially start as acting chief on Monday.
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