Newport names a new Chief of Police

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Newport has named a new Police Chief on Monday.

Captain Thomas Collins was promoted to Chief of Police during a ceremony. He's been with the department for 11 years.

"This is a good community, I like what I do and we're moving the department in a real good direction," said Chief Collins.

The new chief says the department's biggest challenge is finances and it will take some creative thinking to help the city save money.

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