There is a new police chief for the Sardis Police Department.
WJBF News Channel Six has confirmed that Benjamin Sanford, of Statesboro, Georgia, was offered the position after a unanimous vote at Tuesday night's city council meeting.
Sanford has been with the Sardis Police Department since early 2012.
He takes over the department after former Police Chief Gary Jones took over as Public Safety Director in Harlem, Georgia in May. Sanford has been the officer in charge since Jones left.