GREENVILLE - A new chief of police was appointed for the city of Greenville.
City Manager Barbara Lipscomb named Hassan M. Aden as Greenville's next head of police, said Communications Manager Steve Hawley.
"I am honored to have been appointed to serve the City of Greenville as its new Police Chief," said Aden. "I am attracted to Greenville because of its innovative spirit and the priority it has placed on public safety and crime reduction."
Aden has more than 25 years of experience with the Alexandria Police Department, Hawley said. He currently serves as the deputy police chief there.
"Deputy Chief Aden is a seasoned law enforcement professional who has experience handling all aspects of police operations," said Lipscomb. "The entire interview panel and I were highly impressed with him. He is experienced in community-oriented, evidence-based policing which resulted in a tremendous turnaround in crime in his community."
Chief Aden's first day on the job was scheduled for Nov. 26.