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First Black Female Assist. MPD Police Chief Promoted



Pastor John & new Monroe Assistant Police Chief Mary Ann Tellis

People are still talking about the "appointment" of Mary Ann Tellis to the position of assistant police chief at the Monroe Police Department. Tellis has put in about 33 years of service. Many would say she has undoubtedly "paid" her dues. What may be confusing to some in the public is that Tellis was PROMOTED to the rank of Assistant Police Chief, not appointed, as has been previously reported by various media outlets. The community celebrates Assistant Chief Tellis, but make no mistake. Tellis EARNED the position that she now occupies, and it was not something that was given. This new hon...

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