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Albany's top cop begins service

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - The Albany Police Department has a new chief, and today was his first day on the job.  

Chief John Proctor was sworn in at noon in Mayor Willie Adams' office. A second ceremonial swearing in will take place Friday.

Proctor succeeds James Younger who resigned at the end of 2008. Proctor signed a contract that will pay him an annual salary of $96,000.

He comes to Albany from Tallahassee Florida where for 28 years he worked his way up through the ranks to deputy chief. Proctor brings to the job a little controversy with him.

Proctor was reprimanded by the Tallahassee Deputy Chief for his role in the botched drug sting that led to civilian Rachel Hoffman's death.

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