Hazlehurst Police Chief Byron Swilley, right, is congratulated by Joey East, Chief of Oxford Police Department, for Swilley’s service as a Southern Region Director for the Mississippi Association of Police Chiefs. The association met at annual conference in Biloxi at the Golden Nugget last week. Chief Swilley was elected to the position in a land slide. He and other officers from Hazlehurst are featured in a Community Policing promotional video with other officers from throughout the state. The video was sponsored by MAPC and will be viewed locally at the next ‘Chat with the Chief on July 20, as well as at the city board meeting on July 5.