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October 28, 2002

WORTH CO. - The city of Poulan is without a police department.

Their only two officers, The chief and captain both left for the Sylvester Police Department last week. Poulan's mayor says at this time they aren't making any plans to replace them. But Worth County's sheriff says there's no reason for people to be alarmed.

Sheriff Freddie Tompkins said, "We've always worked Poulan, if we got call we'd answer it, so it's really no different, we are still working it."

Poulan's former police chief George Whiddon says one of the main reasons he left is so he could get insurance and benefits. Poulan's mayor says that's something they can't afford to offer their law enforcement.

posted at 6:20 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com