Sources confirmed to Lagniappe that Deputy Chief Jim Barber will be named chief of Mobile Police Department on Oct. 25.

Mayor-elect Sandy Stimpson is expected to hold a press conference Oct. 25 at 9:30 a.m. to announce the chiefs for the police and fire departments.

Stimpson’s Chief of Staff Colby Cooper said he wouldn’t comment on the matter until the press conference.

“We will not confirm or deny reports. There will be a press conference tomorrow for the appointments,” he said.

Police Chief Micheal Williams announced his retirement just after Mayor Sam Jones was defeated by Stimpson. Fire Chief Steven Dean just announced his retirement on Oct. 23.