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New Albany promotes Greg Jones to police chief

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New Albany Police Chief Greg Jones shakes hands with City Administrator Joseph Stefanov after being sworn in as chief by New Albany Mayor Nancy Ferguson (center).
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Greg Jones was announced Oct. 16 as New Albany police chief.

Jones has served as interim chief Mark Chaney retired in March.

Jones is originally from Columbus and has a bachelor’s degree in business from Mount Vernon Nazarene College.

He started his career as a police officer in Perry Township and was hired by the New Albany Police Department in 1989. He was promoted to sergeant three years later.

“I’ve been a New Albany police officer since 1989 and the only place I ever thought about being a chief was here in New Albany,” Jones said.

As interim chief, Jones was earning $88,863.81, 7 percent more than his normal salary.

He will earn $90,026 annually as chief, with the city paying $19,627.20 in benefits, said city spokesman Scott McAfee.

Chaney was earning $103,113 at his retirement.

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