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DCP Chief wants his officers to take cars home

January 8, 2007

Albany - The Dougherty County Police Chief wants his officers to have take home car privileges. The current take home policy only allows officers who live within the county to take home vehicles.

Chief Don Cheek wants to expand that to officers who live in adjacent counties and within 25 miles. He says there are lots of benefits to the take home program including longer life expectancy of cars, lower maintenance costs and more visibility on the road.

Chief Cheek says, "Most notably for the people in Dougherty County this is another car on the road that, realistically, is on patrol both with our marked vehicles and our unmarked vehicles." 

Chief Cheek says in addition to the increased presence of officers on roads, allowing them to have take-home privileges will give officers a tangible benefit to off-set the starting pay they receive. He hopes that in 4-7 years every officer will be able to have a take home vehicle.  

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