A Tupelo police officer with 23 years of law enforcement experience was honored at the Tupelo City Council meeting Tuesday evening, Nov. 2.
Sergeant David Harville was recognized as Mississippi Crime Stopper of the Year. The honor was presented by Tupelo Mayor Todd Jordan.
Harville has been with the Tupelo Police Department (TPD) since July 1999. Before joining the TPD, Harville worked in law enforcement in Alcorn and Prentiss Counties for about a year and a half. He is Northeast Mississippi Crime Stoppers Coordinator and is a certified instructor of the international Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).
The Tupelo City Council conducted routine business including approving minutes of its prior meetings and paying the bills.
The council approved the use of special police details as needed at the Bancorp South Arena and at the Barnes Crossing Mall.
A number of re-appointments and new appointments to several commissions and boards were approved including:
- Rick Faucette was re-appointed to the Three Rivers Solid Waste Management Authority.
- Randy Hanlon, Jay Scruggs and Richard Rhudy were re-appointed to the Tupelo License Commission.
- Bentley Nolan was appointed to the Tupelo Planning Committee.
- Mathew Freeman, pastor of the Mt. Nebo CME Church, was appointed to the Police Advisory Board.
In other business the Tupelo council approved change orders to two drainage projects at Ballard Park.
The next meeting of the Tupelo City Council will be Tuesday, November 16, 6 p.m., at Tupelo City Hall.
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