New DCP Chief - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

New DCP Chief

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Smack down on Cancer at the State Theater

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:54:50 GMT
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
    Wrestlers from all over Georgia and Florida were in town for the Smack Down on Cancer Event at the state theater. More >>
  • Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Americus student honored in statewide design contest

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:59:05 GMT
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South GeorgiaMore >>
    Indira Zelaya, a fourth grader from Sarah Cobb Elementary School in Americus, was honored in Atlanta recently for her artwork supporting Georgia's manufacturing industry.  She was nominated by South Georgia Technical College.More >>
  • Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Swimming pool destroyed after storm

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:32:11 GMT
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. He says he's had the siding redone several times.More >>
    An Albany man arrived home to find his pool completely destroyed. He's not sure what happened, but the wall caved in and the concrete cracked. More >>

April 28, 2003

Albany - The search for a new Dougherty County Police Chief is over. County commissioners appointed Don Cheeks to the position on Monday. Cheeks has 26 years of law enforcement experience and retired as Major with the Albany Police Department in 1997.

Commissioner William Hall asked Cheeks to consider hiring an African American assistant chief to add racial diversity to the department.

Cheeks says he doesn't plan on making any personnel changes at this time. "Racial diversity at the DCP is extremely important. But, I do feel that there are a lot of great people working for the DCP and I don't plan to make any personnel changes for a while," said Cheeks.

Cheeks plans to promote education and professional among DCP officers. His first day on the job will be May 19th. The county hired the International Association of Chiefs of Police to conduct the search. More than 50 people applied.

Posted at 5:05PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

Powered by WorldNow