Montevallo picks new police chief

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 14, 2006

By executive appointment of Mayor Sharon Anderson and a resolution by the Montevallo City Council, Kevin Mark Peters is the new police chief for the city of Montevallo.

The current police sergeant and training officer for the Calera Police Department was appointed by Anderson and approved by resolution of the City Council in a special called meeting held at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Peters was hired at an annual salary of $58,550.83. He and his wife of 14 years, Shannon, currently make their home outside the city of Montevallo near Shelby Academy.

As a condition of his employment, if he should change residence during his employment with Montevallo, he will move within the city limits.

The council also approved a resolution allowing Peters to work on a part-time basis until he officially assumes the duties of police chief at an hourly rate corresponding to his salary as chief.

Peters will officially begin his duties as chief of police on April 3. He said he already knew many Montevallo Police and those he didn&8217;t know are just friends he hasn&8217;t met yet.

He was selected from a slate of more than 40 candidates according to Montevallo Public Safety Director Tom Smitherman. Peters said, &8220;I&8217;m excited and I&8217;m ready to get started.&8221;

He said he considers Montevallo his hometown. And he currently serves as Minister to Students and Youth at Wilton Baptist Church. He received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Troy State University