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CITY MANAGER MCLEAN ANNOUNCES NEW POLICE CHIEF

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October 27, 2021: Quincy, Florida – The City Manager announces the appointment of Timothy J. Ashley as the Police Chief for the City of Quincy effective November 8, 2021. Chief Ashley has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience with his career beginning as a Florida State Trooper in 1981.

Chief Ashley is a leader and someone who has demonstrated his ability to instill confidence up and down the ranks. He can communicate well with not only the City’s diverse community, but also one who will build and bring cohesiveness among other local law enforcement and state agencies to serve as additional resources to build a first in class police force.

During Chief Ashley’s 25 plus years with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle, he advanced through the ranks from a Law Enforcement Officer to a Major, serving as Troop Commander, overseeing 125 employees, covering eight counties and two Judicial Circuits.

Before being selected as the Chief of Police for the City of Quincy, Chief Ashley has served as Captain with the Gadsden County Sheriff Office (GCSO) since 2013 with responsibilities for fifty employees in Administration, Patrol Operations, Communications, Equipment and Vehicle Fleet.

He and his wife Lydia are the parents of four children. They reside in Gadsden County.

Chief Ashley is excited about the opportunity to serve as Chief of Police for the City of Quincy and is ready to get involved in the community.