Mayor announces change in MPD leadership

Monday, October 14, 2013

Mayor Curtis W. McCoy announces a change in leadership at the Mansfield Police Department. Effective immediately, Chief of Police Joseph Pratt has stepped down from his position due to health reasons, but will remain with the Mansfield Police Department in the capacity of Administrative Assistant.

Mayor McCoy honored the request of 37-year Mansfield Police Department veteran Joseph Pratt to step down stating, “I congratulate Chief Pratt on his many years of service to the police department and appreciate his work as Chief of Police. I know he will continue to be a valuable asset to the Police Department.” Chief Pratt said he has enjoyed the opportunity to serve as Chief of Police and although he is no longer in the position, he remains here to serve the citizens.

Assistant Chief of Police and 24-year Mansfield Police Department veteran Gary Hobbs will assume the position of acting Chief of Police. Furthermore, Mayor McCoy said, “I trust that acting Chief Gary Hobbs will do an excellent job in his position.” Acting Chief Gary Hobbs stated he is both humbled and honored by the confidence that has been placed in him and he looks forward to continuing to serve the community.

Acting Chief of Police Gary Hobbs invites citizens to continue to take pride in their community and express any questions or concerns to his office. The Mansfield Police Department continues to protect and serve the citizens of our community.