FBI veteran will be taking over Tupelo Police Department

TUPELO, Miss (WCBI) – A 26-year-old FBI veteran will take over the reins of the Tupelo Police Department.

At Tuesday’s meeting, Tupelo City Council voted unanimously to confirm John Quaca as deputy interim police chief Jackie Clayton, who is due to retire at the end of the year. Clayton was appointed interim chief after Bart Aguirre retired this summer.

Quaka was nominated by Mayor Todd Jordan after he and a committee of city leaders reduced the list from 26 candidates to 3 finalists.

Quaca is a native of Mississippi and graduated from Ole Miss. He has been with the FBI since 1995. He currently works at the Oxford Office and teaches lessons at the Northern Mississippi Law Enforcement Training Center in Tupelo.

He is due to take up the post at TPD in January.