In a special called meeting Monday Jay Winstead was named chief of the Yazoo City Police Department.
Winstead was hired on a 4-1 vote with Mayor Diane Delaware casting the sole vote in opposition.
The meeting was called by Ward 3 Alderman Sir Johnathan Rucker and Ward 4 Alderwoman Elizabeth Thomas. Winstead served as interim chief for 90 days. He is a veteran law enforcement officer and a Yazoo native.