Chief Tackett began his career in law enforcement as a Reserve Officer for the Police Department, following a career in management in the manufacturing industry. Tackett was promoted from Reserve to Part-Time in early 2006, and became a Full-Time Patrolman before the end of that same year. Prior to being named Chief, Cecil was nominated by his fellow officers to receive the coveted Officer of the Year award. Through due diligence, he earned the honor of being selected Team Leader of Police Department’s elite Tactical Team. In 2010, Tackett was named Chief of Police by former Mayor Frank Bigger and the Pocahontas City Council. Under Chief Tackett’s leadership, several full time officers and three part-time officers have been added to the roster. Chief Tackett is a Certified Police Professional Instructor and a Certified Police Traffic Radar Instructor.