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City stays out of DC Police and Sheriff consolidation

August 20, 2002

Albany - Albany leaders stay out of the debate on consolidating the Dougherty County Police and Sheriff's Departments, at least for now.

Commissioner David Williams moved to send a letter to the county commission, encouraging them to merge the two departments. He said a merger would end an overlay of responsibilities and save money. But, city commissioners voted 4-3 not to send the letter.

'I don't want the county telling me how to run the city. And I'm sure the county doesn't want us telling them what to do," said Mayor Tommy Coleman.

Coleman says he doubts whether the consolidation of the departments would actually save money.

Posted at 5:07 by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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