The City of Auburn announced that Cedric Anderson will be the next Auburn police chief.
Anderson, the current assistant chief of police, will fill the role starting on March 1, replacing current Police Chief Paul Register, who is taking a new role as public safety director.
Anderson has served with APD for 27 years and has held several different roles. Most recently, Anderson served as section chief for City operations and has been assistant chief focusing on administrative operations and patrol since 2016. Before APD, Anderson served in the U.S. Army.
Anderson is a graduate of Auburn University and earned a master's degree from Faulkner University. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Auburn University and is currently working towards his doctorate.
Current APD Assistant Chief Will Mathews was also promoted to deputy director of public safety over communications and emergency management.
Mathews has worked with APD for 27 years and has served as the section chief of the Auburn University Precinct since 2016.
“There are no finer employees anywhere than what we have here at the City of Auburn. Will and Cedric are proof of that,” said Auburn City Manager Jim Buston in a press release. “Congratulations to both of them, and I look forward to working with them in their new capacities.”
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