May 26, 2023 | Government
May 26, 2023
Battiste To Transition To Judicial Career
Lawrence Battiste, who has been the City of Mobile’s executive director of public safety since April 2021, said he is resigning to take a position as deputy administrator at Strickland Youth Center, Mobile County’s youth detention facility, AL.com reported. “I think (Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s) vision of ‘One Mobile’ and the things we’ve done in the city over the past eight years I’ve been here has helped move the city forward,” Battiste said, referring to a tenure that began in 2015 as assistant police chief and in 2017 as police chief. He last worked at Strickland in 2015 as the youth court’s chief juvenile probation officer. Battiste’s resignation is effective June 9, and he will begin his new role at Strickland on June 12. He said the move is an “opportunity to do something I’m passionate about.”
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