By Daniel Riordan
PLYMOUTH — A shake up in the Plymouth Police Department was announced late Friday afternoon as Mayor Mark Senter has tabbed Dave Bacon to be the next Chief of Police.
Bacon takes over for Jim Cox, who will remain with the department as a Detective Sergeant.
Cox is a 24-year veteran of the department. He was retained by Senter as chief when the mayor first took office five years ago.
Senter cited some leadership skills in Bacon that led to the move.
Bacon has spent the last nine years on PPD as the assistant chief.
Soon after joining the department, Bacon became one of the first officers promoted to the newly created rank of Corporal before later attaining the rank of Sergeant.
“I just wanted to go in a different direction,” said Senter late Friday afternoon.
“I’ve got great confidence in Dave Bacon’s leadership and law enforcement skills and I’m excited by the perspective he’ll bring to the department as Chief,” said Senter in a statement.
Bacon is a 1987 graduate of Plymouth High School. He went on to attend Ball State University and Ancilla College.