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Dougherty County has a new Sheriff

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

December 19, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dougherty County has a new sheriff.

Kevin Sproul took the oath of office Friday morning. It was standing room only in the courtroom and the crowd laughed and applauded as Sproul put on his white hat, put his hand on the bible and took the oath of office. Sproul thanked his parents and previous Sheriffs for molding him. Sproul said it's going to take the cooperation of all police agencies to make Dougherty County and Albany a safe place to live.

"Cooperation will be the key, I've meet with both police chiefs, I've met with the Mayor, County Commission Chairperson, just some of the many people I've met with, The District Attorney, and we've been behind closed doors discussing this for the last several months," said Kevin Sproul, Dougherty County Sheriff's Office.

The new Sheriff also named Robert "Dino" Daniels as his Chief Deputy. Daniels was also sworn in today. Sproul will take office January first. He succeeds Jamil Saba who is retiring after 24 years in office.

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