Centreville Police Chief To Retire

Retirement Reception October 9 Centreville Baptist Church


Mike Nichols has been a law enforcement officer for a long time; thirty-nine years makes a career for any occupation. Not only that, Nichols holds the distinction of being the longest serving active police chief in the State of Alabama. Nichols started his career in 1977 in Perry County. In 1980 he was voted Outstanding Officer by the Marion Jaycees and in 1981 President of the Marion Fraternal Order of Police. In 1982 he was hired as Police Chief for the City of Centreville by Mayor T.W. Camp. Nichols has served under five different Mayors since being hired. In 1989 and 1999 he served as President of the Bibb County FOP. He was voted President of the Alabama Police Chiefs Association in 2005 and Outstanding FOP Member for Alabama in 2009. In 2015 Attorney General Luther Strange appointed Nichols to his AG Advisory Council. Outgoing Mayor Mike Hobson pointed out in a statement that “Centreville has been named to the Safest Cities in Alabama List for the past two years and that is in no small part due to the work of Chief Mike Nichols and his department. Chief Nichols has done a great job for Centreville and has served our town with honor and distinction. We wish him the best in his retirement.”



  1. Mike Nichols has served our city with great distinction and sincerely caring for our citizens. He has been a good friend for more than 3 decades and I wish him every success in the future.

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