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January 10, 2007

Albany -- The Albany Police Department's number two cop is retiring, and will take the job as Chief of Police in Metter.

 Major Bobby Hooper, the Uniform Division Commander for APD, has been with the Albany Police for 28 years. He was interim chief in 2005 until James Younger was hired.

Hooper says he did not want to retire until APD recovered from a shortage of officers. Hooper said " It's a young department, but it's a good department. Citizens can feel safe and confident about the department. It's on the right track." 

Major Hooper will take over as Metter's Police Chief February First. He will lead a department of 22 officers.

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