Cox sworn into office as Olive Branch police chief

Photo: New Olive Branch Police Chief Bill Cox, wife Britta, and their family pose for a photo after Cox was sworn into office as new head of the police department. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

William “Bill” Cox was sworn into his new position as Chief of Police for the City of Olive Branch Friday morning, July 1. Cox assumes the position with the retirement of Don Gammage, who Cox served as a Deputy Chief for the Olive Branch Police Department.

Cox comes to the position with more than 20 years of law enforcement and at one time was Police Chief in Philadelphia, Mississippi, and at East Mississippi Community College. Before assuming his present position, He was the head of the Criminal Investigations Division and was also head of Internal Affairs.  

In his law enforcement career, Cox has held several ranks and positions, from patrolman and deputy sheriff, to sergeant, major and a deputy chief. 

The swearing-in ceremony, led by Mayor Ken Adams, took place during a 10 a.m. gathering at police headquarters.

You can view the entire ceremony here:

Mayor Ken Adams congratulates Bill Cox after Cox was sworn into office as new Olive Branch Police Chief. (Bob Bakken/DeSoto County News)

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