Ferguson hires new full-time police chief


Jason Armstrong

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

FERGUSON, Mo. – The city of Ferguson has once again looked outside the St. Louis area to find a new police chief.

On Tuesday, the city announced it had hired Jason Armstrong to lead the department.

Armstrong, who comes from the Atlanta suburb of Forest Park, Georgia, will take over for former chief Delrish Moss.

Moss left the Ferguson Police Department after more than two years to return to south Florida for family reasons.

Some residents were concerned the department went outside the region to make the hire, worried that someone without ties to the area might also pick up and leave.

Armstrong briefly served as interim police chief in Forest Park last year when the department was embroiled in controversy over allegations of racial profiling.


Latest News

More News