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Dunbar named new chief of MPD

Star Staff Reports
The City of Millington is expected to name Mark Dunbar new Chief of Police for the Millington Police Department this week.
An public introduction of Dunbar will be held this Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Millington Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting at City Hall located at 7930 Nelson Road.
Dunbar was recently the assistant chief deputy for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Dunbar is a 30 year veteran of the SCSO. He grew up in north Shelby County, near Millington. He is a 1978 graduate of Briarcrest High School in Memphis and completed his Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from UT-Martin.
Dunbar began his law enforcement career with the Millington Police Department from 1983-1985 and joined the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in 1985. Dunbar rose through the ranks of Patrolman, Sergeant and Lieutenant working various patrol and investigative positions in Uniform Patrol, Detective Division, Fugitive, Narcotics and Metro Gang Unit.
Chief Dunbar was promoted to the rank of Captain in 2001 assuming command of the Metro Gang Unit and SWAT. In 2003, he assumed command of the Courts and Civil Division until his promotion to the rank of Inspector in 2005, at which time he took over as Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. In 2008, he was assigned Special Operations (Street Crimes, Gang Unit, SWAT, Narcotics and K-9 unit.)

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