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Nunley brings 27 years experience to APD

By By SHERRY DIGMON
Advance Staff Writer
In less than two weeks, Donnie Nunley will bring more than 25 years experience to the Atmore Police Department. At the last Atmore City Council meeting, the council voted unanimously to hire Nunley as assistant chief. The vote came on the heels of a recommendation by Atmore Police Chief Danny McKinley.
Though new to the APD, Nunley is not new to the area. He was born in Brewton. Following military service, he entered law enforcement in California.
In his 25-year career there, Nunley did it all – investigations, patrol, special assignments, vice, narcotics. He conducted the DARE program and taught drug education in kindergarten through twelfth grades.
Nunley retired in Oakland in April 1998 and came back to this area.
Nunley served as lieutenant with the Flomaton Police Department, that department's equivalent of an assistant chief. He left FPD to work as the chief invesigator with the Escambia County Sheriff's Department at the satellite office in Atmore. In May, he went to work with the district attorney's office in Brewton.
On Dec. 4, he will begin work with the Atmore Police Department.