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June 20, 2005

Albany -- The Dougherty County School System today started advertising to hire a chief of police for their School System Force. They say the interest has been heavy.

Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith says they have received dozens of calls about the chief's job and school resource officers positions. This is the first day the school system is accepting resumes and applications for the chief's job.

 Requirements include a four-year degree in criminal justice or related field, five years experience and Georgia Peace Officer Standards certification. They prefer a graduate of the FBI Academy.

Deputy Superintendent Carlos Keith said "As far as the Police Chief's position, we have had about anywhere from ten to fifteen people who have inquired about the job. Since we have announced that we would have our own Police force for the school system, we've had quite a few people who want to get those jobs."

The salary for Police Chief is 65-thousand dollars a year. The deadline for Chief's applications is July 11th.

The school board is expected to announce the chief's hiring by July 20th. Then the chief will hire the individual officers.

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