Young named ES chief

Friday, August 31, 2018

Mayor Butch Berry announced Wednesday that assistant police chief Brian Young is the new Eureka Springs chief of police.

“Upon the retirement of Chief [Thomas] Achord, we sought the qualities of leadership, relationship within the community and experience in our incoming chief of police,” Berry said. “I believe Brian Young has these qualities and more required for this position. It is with pleasure that today I announce Brian Young as chief of police.”

Young has 19 years of experience as a law enforcement officer. He began his service with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 and was promoted to deputy sheriff in 2001. In 2004, Young joined the Eureka Springs Police Department and has served as a school resource officer, patrolman and sergeant over the years. Young has also served as a task force officer with the FBI Safe Streets Gang Task Force, as well as assisted local and federal agencies with gang investigations and arrests.

Young was scheduled take the oath of office at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31, in the mayor’s office at City Hall.