Howie Retiring As Hopkinsville
Police Chief September 1st
The search for a new Police Chief for the city of Hopkinsville will soon get underway. According to information from Mayor Dan Kemp, Police Chief Guy Howie will be retiring from the position, effective September 1st. In making his announcement, Kemp praised Howie's leadership, and added that the Chief was leaving the Hopkinsville Police Department in a great position to continue providing the best public safety possible for the future.
Mayor Kemp states he will recommend that the City Council approve the appointment of Clayton Sumner as interim Police Chief during the August 5th City Council meeting. Howie has been serving as Hopkinsville Police Chief since May 1, 2008.
The news release from the Mayor's office states that Howie has accepted a position with the Ocala Police Department, in Florida, to serve as that department's support services director. Howie previously worked in Ocala as the former Bureau Commander for Community Policing and for Criminal Intelligence.
Kemp says Chief Howie will be honored with a retirement reception, from 5:00pm until 6:00pm, on August 5th, prior to the Hopkinsville City Council meeting.