A new change has come to the Abbeville Police Department just in time for the new year.
The Abbeville City Council selected Marlos Walker to serve as their police chief.
Walker has 20 years of law enforcement experience.
He says he just wants to observe the department for a while and see where it can improve.
As of right now Walker says he has no plans to change anything.
"Just want to soak in now and I'm sure at some point there will be one or two changes but I don't have anything perceived in mind that I just want to go in and do other than just serve the citizens and just do the best job that we can do from our agency ."
Walker will begin his new position later this week.