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From Major to Miss Assistant Chief

April 2, 2007

Albany--  A long-time APD crime fighter will now fight crime under a new title.

31-year Albany Police veteran Wilma Griffin has been promoted to the Assistant Police Chief position. Griffin began her career with the Albany Police Department in 1975 as a foot patrol officer.

By 1981, she was promoted to Detective and Lieutenant and solved a number of critical cases. More than 20 years later, Griffin is honored to receive the new title but says her passion for the Albany community is the same.

"31 years and 7 months, I've enjoyed it tremendously and I'm sure the citizens of Albany appreciate those things I have done and I will continue to be a servant for the citizens of Albany, Georgia," said Griffin.

Griffin also made history in Albany, Georgia. She served as the first female watch commander for APD.

APD also promoted seven other law enforcers.  George Barber and Steven Medlock were promoted to the rank of Corporal, something accomplished after three years of service.

Promoted to Sergeants are Joseph Rizer, Clifford Hawkins and Bennie Wilson.  This is a 1st supervisory rank on the force.

Darrin Abner and John Prickett were promoted to the 1st command level position of Lieutenant.      

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