Meridian Police Chief James Reed took part in a meet and greet at his home church on Sunday.
New Hope Missionary Baptist Church was packed Sunday afternoon as church members and people from the community came out to reconnect with or meet the new chief for the first time. Chief Reed welcomed the hospitality and wants to remind Meridian residents that they can always feel free to contact him.
"I would encourage the members of the City of Meridian to come by and visit me, to call if they have concerns," Reed says. "Our goal is to address their concerns."
Reed was hired in late July to replace Lee Shelbourn, who retired from the department.