City of Vicksburg gets new leaders for fire, police departments

Milton Moore is sworn in as the Chief of Police in Vicksburg.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (WJTV) — The police and fire departments for the City of Vicksburg have new leaders.

Milton Moore has been named the city’s police chief, and Craig Danczyk is the new fire chief.

Craig Danczyk is named the new fire chief in the City of Vicksburg. (Photo: WJTV

Re-elected Mayor George Flaggs and the Board of Aldermen decided to go a new direction with leadership.

The new appointments were made and voted on Wednesday morning, which ousted Police Chief Walter Armstrong.

There was a sense of change coming following Mayor Flaggs’ inauguration speech Sunday when he criticized the police department, mentioning officers on Facebook and not patrolling. The mayor says he’s confident in his new choices.

“None of these decisions were hard because I’ve been here for four years and I’ve had the opportunity to observe everybody that we appoint work,” said Flaggs said. That’s the reason I didn’t go on the outside, I stayed on the inside. I thought it was in the best interest of the city to grow the city on the inside.”

Moore and Danczyk were sworn in Wednesday afternoon.

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