A major public safety shakeup in Alexander City has come under fire and caused upset in the community.
The police chief and fire chief have been removed from their positions and some residents are questioning the decision, saying both leaders brought more than just experience to their jobs.
Re-appointments were not approved Monday night for Police Chief Willie Robinson and Fire Chief Kem Jones. The positions are appointed every four years by the city council. Robinson and Jones have 63 years of combined service in Alexander City. Kem Jones became Alex City’s first female fire chief in 2009. She has been with the department for more than 25 years. She was promoted from within the department from her position as captain.