Blocker sworn in as BC Police Chief

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The City of Battle Creek officially has a permanent police chief.

Jim Blocker was officially sworn in to his new position Wednesday morning.

Interim City Manager Susan Bedsole made the announcement to appoint Blocker on July 3rd.

Chief Blocker is replacing former Chief Jackie Hampton, who retired in January.

The new chief has served with Battle Creek Police since 1997, and had been serving as interim chief.