ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Ferguson’s new police chief takes office Monday afternoon, and Chief Delrish Moss, is going to have his hands full right from the start.

He has 32 years of experience in police work, including time spent on the street as a patrol officer and undercover investigator. Moss last served as supervisor of community relations for the Miami, Florida Police Department.

Major Delrish L. Moss of the Miami Police Department, has been named the new Police Chief for the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, it was announced, March 31, 2016. The City of Ferguson received more than 54 applications from candidates across the United States. Moss succeeds Andre Anderson who took over as Interim Police Chief in July 2015. Photo by City of Ferguson/UPI

City of Ferguson/UPI

He will be working with the U.S. Department of Justice to implement a consent decree crafted after the shooting death of Michael Brown in 2014.

Dispatchers and jailers received word last Friday, they will likely lose their jobs this summer. Residents voted down a property tax increase in April, but approved the sales tax hike, thereby leaving a shortfall.

Ferguson was already facing a nearly three million dollar budget deficit, and without added revenues and DOJ requirements, the money isn’t there.

A Ferguson spokesman told KMOX, no official notices have gone out as yet to employees.

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