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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany's Police Chief says he'll change how the department plans for major events following Albany State University's homecoming events.

Chief John Proctor held a meeting Tuesday to discuss how officers dealt with large crowds over the weekend.

Saturday night there was a large fight outside the Albany Civic Center after some people were turned away from a concert.

Proctor says they could have used more officers, and his department will plan better for future events.  "That includes making sure we have appropriate staff there. I don't think that we staffed some of the events as well as we should have. We will do better on that, " Proctor said.

Chief Proctor says his Department will start planning for city events one year in advance.

He says Police are already working on the annual Christmas Parade.

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