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A handshake and a changing of the guard

Chief Brown Retires.

After serving the town of Santa Claus for nearly 19 years, Marshal Joey Brown has decided it’s time to retire. “It wasn’t an easy decision, but I’ve been thinking about it a while now,” he said, “James will do a great job…he knows the town and the people know him.

Taking the helm is 8 year veteran James Faulkenburg.

Faulkenburg (left) & Brown (right)

Pictured here, prior to exchanging badges James and Joey wish each other the best as they begin their new ventures.

Joey’s last day on the job is today, with James taking the helm tomorrow, Brown will remain on as deputy through at least the end of the school year as he works as a School Resource Officer at North Spencer School Corp and other town duties.