New school police chief will start next week - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New school police chief will start next week

August 10, 2005

Albany-- Troy Conley’s last day with Dougherty county police is Friday. He plans to take charge of the school system's police force Monday morning.

There is concern that Conley was pushed through without notice to the public and that he doesn't meet the recommended qualifications.

Conley received his degree from Columbus University, an online college the U.S. Separtment of Education says is not properly accredited. Despite that, the board says Conley is the best choice for the job.

There has been confusion over whether state law required the school board to release the names of up to three finalists and then wait 14-days before making hire.

The opinion of the State Attorney General's office is "no." Darrell Robinson, the counsel to the attorney general, says that statute does not apply to the school police chief's job.

The School Board can hire a chief without the waiting period. All of the applications for the job fall under the state's general open records law, and WALB has made a formal request for all of those files so that we can examine the qualifications of all applicants.

We have not yet received that information.

Feedback: news@walb.com

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • More than 100 pounds of medicine incinerated

    More than 100 pounds of medicine incinerated

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:01 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:01:07 GMT
    Code enforcement officer sorts pills (Source: WALB)Code enforcement officer sorts pills (Source: WALB)
    Code enforcement officer sorts pills (Source: WALB)Code enforcement officer sorts pills (Source: WALB)

    Lee County is working to keep even more drugs off the streets.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office along with Lee County Marshal's Office partnered to safely dispose of the pills a few times a year.  

    More >>

    Lee County is working to keep even more drugs off the streets.  The Lee County Sheriff's Office along with Lee County Marshal's Office partnered to safely dispose of the pills a few times a year.  

    More >>
  • GBI conducts gambling raid in Crisp Co.

    GBI conducts gambling raid in Crisp Co.

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 1:00 PM EDT2018-04-24 17:00:24 GMT
    Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided six businesses and two homes as part of a commercial gambling sweep. (Source: GBI)Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided six businesses and two homes as part of a commercial gambling sweep. (Source: GBI)
    (Source: GBI)(Source: GBI)

    Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided six businesses and two homes as part of a commercial gambling sweep. 

    More >>

    Agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation raided six businesses and two homes as part of a commercial gambling sweep. 

    More >>
  • GA fares poorly in aggressive driving study

    GA fares poorly in aggressive driving study

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:14 AM EDT2018-04-24 14:14:24 GMT
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)
    (Source: Pixabay)(Source: Pixabay)

    Gas Buddy.com, the website that tracks gas prices across the nation, has released a study that ranks the state with what it calls the most aggressive driving. 

    More >>

    Gas Buddy.com, the website that tracks gas prices across the nation, has released a study that ranks the state with what it calls the most aggressive driving. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly