Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter and Chatham County Manager Russ Abolt announced that Savannah- Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Willie Lovett has retired from the force. The city manager has appointed Major Juliette Tolbert as Acting Chief of Police. She previously served as Commander of Special Operations for SCMPD. She joined the Savannah Police Department in 1981 and was promoted to Major in June 1997. She graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Savannah State University, with graduate courses completed from Columbus State University and SSU. She is a graduate of the FBI Academy. She has received the Medal of Valor for her services, and has served as Acting Chief through the years. Also appointed are Terry Enoch as Acting Assistant Chief and Captain Mike Wilkins will serve as Acting Major over Special Operations. Enoch most recently served as Director of the Savannah Impact Program of the Savannah- Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. He previously retired as Colonel of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office, where he served in many leadership roles and was most recently Jail Administrator of the Chatham County Detention Center. He is a career criminal justice practitioner with over 28 years of progressive experience. Captain Mike Wilkins previously served as Commander of the Downtown Precinct. He has 23 years of experience with Savannah police, demonstrating effective leadership, analytical, presentation, communications, investigative and team building skills. He has a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University, a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from Saint Leo University and is a graduate of both the FBI National Academy and the United States Secret Service training.