Nearly five years after then-mayor Donovan Smith demoted him to captain, Dale Riggs was tapped again to serve as Vine Grove’s police chief.
On Thursday, Mayor Blake Proffitt announced Riggs will fill in as interim chief until the city finds a permanent one, he said. With 29 years of experience at the Vine Grove Police Department, Proffitt referred to Riggs as the “obvious choice.”
Former Chief Steve Manning, 60, was removed from the position last Tuesday. Smith appointed Manning, a former state trooper, after demoting Riggs.