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Police Department needs more officers

May 26, 2004

Valdosta - A South Georgia town is expanding its police force.

For the first time in several years, the Valdosta Police Department will be adding new positions. Chief Frank Simons asked the city council to hire eight new officers at the 2005 budget meeting, but so far, they've only approved four new positions.

"We answer somewhere in the neighborhood of 65,000 calls, and that's a large number of calls for the number of officers that we have," said Chief Frank Simons.

Council members are still looking at ways to add additional officers. They'll approve the 2005 budget at their June 10th meeting.

posted at 3:50 P.M. by ashley.harper@walb.com