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New Leadership Taking Over Brevard Police


Last updated 10/18/2021 at 12:08pm

Jeremiah Reed

Current Police Chief Phil Harris (left) is turning over duties to Tom Jordan (middle), who will be sworn in tonight as the new chief. (Right) City Manager Jim Fatland is pleased about the transition.

After 11 years the city of Brevard will welcome a new police chief, as Tom Jordan takes over the reins of the Brevard Police Department (BPD) and former chief Phil Harris transitions into an advisory role before taking his full retirement.

Harris, a native of Gastonia, became BPD chief in July 2010 after an extensive career in law enforcement, including 25 years with the Tempe Police Department in Arizona.

Brevard City Manager Jim Fatland said when he got word of Harris' intention to step down as police chief he began looking for the next person to fill the role and found that Jordan was...

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