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A.D.D.U. Commander resigns

July 7, 2005

Albany- One of Dougherty County's top cops turned in his resignation Thursday morning.  Major Bill Berry, the commander of the Albany Dougherty Drug Unit and the Albany S.W.A.T. team, is leaving Albany to return closer to his home.

He has been hired as Henry County's Special Services Division Commander, doing much the same job.

Berry has led Albany's Drug Unit for 8 years. He lists building the Drug Unit's own headquarters, reducing the number of drug dealers on the streets, and cutting underage alcohol sales in the community as three of the top accomplishments of A.D.D.U. in his tenure.

 Berry says the Drug Unit is still vital. "As long as we got drugs on our streets and our children and our families and our loved ones are exposed to it, yes, we are needed."

Berry has been in law enforcement for 30 years. He will stay on at A.D.D.U. until July 29th, and will help choose an interim director to take charge until a permanent commander is hired.

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