Valley Ala. police chief resigns, will join Chambers Sheriff's Dept.

Valley Alabama police chief Tommy Weldon has resigned and will join the Chambers County Sheriff's Department as the chief deputy.

Weldon, who has been chief in Valley since October 2005, will continue in his current job until August 3 and begin his new position on August 6.

Weldon has been with the Valley Police Department since 1985.

Weldon replaces Chuck Williams who died on July 14. Chamber County Sheriff Sid Lockhart said in a release this morning that that Weldon "pledges to serve the sheriff, the members of the Sheriff's Department and the citizens of Chambers County with professionalism, and respect and will always try to live up to the standards of the office of chief deputy set by those who have served before him."