A crowd of more than 100 people witnessed the historical swearing-in of Delrish Moss.
After a three-month nationwide search Major Delrish L. Moss was sworn in as the new Police Chief for the Ferguson, Mo. Police Department. Moss, recently supervised the Miami Police Department’s Public Information/Community Relations sections.
A crowd of more than 100 family and friends filled the room at the Ferguson Community Center to witness the swearing-in ceremony on Monday afternoon by the Honorable Donald L. McCullin Ferguson Municipal Court Judge.
“Chief Moss is going to be a great asset to the Ferguson Police Department,” said Ferguson City Manager De’Carlon Seewood. “We received over 54 applicants from across the United States, but it was his experience in law enforcement and community engagement that stood out and will benefit our police department for many years to come,” added Seewood.
During the past 32 years as Miami law enforcement officer, Moss has worked as a patrol officer, carried out a number of undercover assignments, and investigated countless violent crimes and death related incidents as a member of that department’s elite Homicide Unit.
In May of 2008, he was promoted to Senior Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police making Moss, the City of Miami Police Department’s Commander of Public Information and a main advisor to the chief of police.
Moss is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the NAACP, and Tender Essence Incorporated, whose mission is to combat issues such as teen pregnancy, the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and violence. Moss is the current President of the Miami Police Athletic League, a not-for-profit organization that pairs police officers