Savannah- Chatham Police Interim Chief Mark Revenew was sworn into office on Thursday, Jan. 25. Revenew replaces Chief Jack Lumpkin. Lumpkin stepped down in 2017 to take a job in DeKalb County, Georgia.
The ceremony was held at City Hall in Council Chambers. Mayor Eddie DeLoach, city staff, and the Mayor of Pooler attended the ceremony.
Revenew badge was pinned by his daughters, while he took his oath of office. He was sworn in by Luciana Spracher, the City’s Clerk of Council. During the ceremony Revenew praised the SCMPD and said he was honored to be chosen.
Revenew is a veteran of the Pooler Police Department. He was also the former Pooler Police Chief.
Revenew’s first day on the job was Jan. 23rd, when an officer-involved shooting that injured an SCMPD sergeant and killed a 20-year-old man took place.
Revenew did not comment on the shooting.
The city is currently searching for a permanent chief. “Who wouldn’t want to come work here, this is a fine, well-run organization that is state and nationally accredited,” said Chief Revenew. “There are many great officers here who will continue serving our citizens. One of my jobs will be to be their cheerleader and make sure the community knows about all the good things the officers do each day. Every decision I will make will be for the betterment of the community and the department.”