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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).

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.