Hernando Police Chief announces retirement plans 

A change will be coming at the top of the Hernando Police Department late this year with Thursday’s announcement from Police Chief Scott Worsham of his intention to retire.

Worsham has been Chief of Police in Hernando the past seven years, coming to the position from the Horn Lake Police Department.  

In his retirement letter, Worsham noted that he has been in public safety for 25 years but said the last seven years in Hernando have been the most rewarding.

“We have accomplished many great milestones with the help of an amazing and dedicated staff,” Worsham wrote. “We have made great strides in transforming into one of the most professional and transparent law enforcement agencies in the state.” 

Worsham went on to say now is the right time for him to step away from public safety.  

“I want to thank you all personally for entrusting and supporting me with this amazing responsibility and I will forever be grateful,” said Worsham. “I am very excited to start the next chapter of my life outside of public safety.”

Worsham’s last day on the job will be Nov. 30 and his retirement will be effective Dec. 1. He has not stated what he will now be involved in but said he would continue to live in Hernando.  

The retirement letter Worsham wrote to Mayor Chip Johnson and the Board of Aldermen was posted on his Facebook page and is shown here.  

Police Chief Scott Worsham retirement letter

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