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Mosley named first female police chief
She will assume official duties Jan. 1
Nichole Mosley
Nichole Mosley

History has been made!

The city of McMinnville announced Nichole Mosley as its first female chief of police on Tuesday night.

City administrator Nolan Ming announced the decision to the McMinnville Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its regularly scheduled meeting.

Mosley is a life-long resident of Warren County who has worked for McMinnville Police Department for over 25 years. She currently holds the position as head of the department’s investigation unit.

Mosley will assume police chief duties when the retirement of current Police Chief Bryan Denton takes effect at the end of 2020.

Mosley is a graduate of the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va. Mosley says that endeavor was one of many steps she has taken to prepare for this leadership role.

“I have, over my career, tried to prepare myself for the position of police chief,” said Mosley during an interview with the Standard last week. “I have attended many leadership and command schools, to include the FBI National Academy, which is the premier law enforcement command college. If I am honored to be chosen for police chief, I will continue to build the department on the professionalism and high quality of police service that the community deserves. I will be accessible to and responsive to the community.”