The mayor of White Hall, Noel Foster, has announced Greg Shapiro as White Hall’s the new chief of the White Hall Police Department. Shapiro is the former caption of the Pine Bluff Police Department, an auxiliary deputy for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and he also teaches Criminal Justice classes at Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK).

When choosing White Hall’s new PD Chief, Mayor Foster says “We had a pretty extensive process, and we had applicants from all over the state and all over the United States apply for the job. His experience, his formal education, his extensive training, and all of those things combined along with the fact that he has been a long-time resident of the city with roots in the community came into play.”

Shapiro says that he is excited about working in the White Hall community. “I am blessed and ready to get started,” says Shapiro. “It is my hometown and a great community. I’ve lived in White Hall for 15 years. I left Pine Bluff Police Department as a caption. I did not retire, I just left. I came over to SEARK and have been teaching criminal justice classes, and at the same time I have worked part-time at the Sheriff’s Office.”

His first day on the job is Friday, April 5th.