Darrell Dixon is the acting police chief and June Echols Bennett is the acting city clerk for the City of Patterson.

Dixon began working with the Patterson Police Department about four months ago, but is a veteran public safety officer with over 19 years experience.

Dixon will fill the role on an interim basis until a permanent chief is named.

Former chief Jason Strickland resigned last month to pursue business interests.

Bennett has been clerk of court and water and sewer clerk for the city for the last several years.

She will serve as acting clerk on an interim basis.

Current City Clerk Ray Cunningham is on medical leave recovering from a health issue he suffered last month.