Desoto County News

Southaven police chief announces retirement plans

Vickers to become new Chief of Police

Southaven Police Chief Macon Moore has announced his plans to retire at the end of January. 

Police Chief Macon Moore

Moore has been head of the Southaven Police Department since July 2019, coming to the department from a role as Chief Deputy with the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department. He was with the sheriff’s department for more than eight years, part of a 34-year career in law enforcement.  

Moore previously was a lieutenant with the Southaven Police Department before moving into the sheriff’s office.  He began his career with the Greenville Police Department.  

In the Facebook post announcing Moore’s plans to retire, he said significant achievements and milestones have been accomplished during his tenure. 

Moore became police chief on the retirement of Steve Pirtle. There was no immediate word on who would replace Moore in the position.  

In 2020, Mayor Darren Musselwhite wrote about Moore and his work as police chief in his Mayor’s Report blog series called “Tell Me Something Good.”

Wednesday morning, Jan. 3, a notice was sent calling a special meeting of the Mayor and Southaven Board of Aldermen for the swearing of Brent Vickers as new police chief. The meeting was called for 10 a.m. on Jan. 30. Vickers has been Deputy Chief of Police since Feb. 2022 and has been in the department since 2000.

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