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APD pins 12 new officers

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The Albany Police Department is preparing to swear in a dozen new officers right now at the law enforcement center.

When Chief John Proctor was hired 16 months ago, he had 42 entry level vacancies and 27 supervisory vacancies. To fill the vacancies Proctor's looked for officers with prior experience who are looking for more than just a job. His primary goal was to bring in more street level officers to have a greater presence in the community.

"I recognized early on we had, in my opinion more supervisors than we really needed so it was my intent to try to shave some of those off and convert those positions to line level of folks that work the road," said Albany Police Chief John Proctor.

This week, Proctor began assessing his Sergeants and Lieutenants. Proctor's got 20 more vacancies to fill, but won't begin the process until the assessment ends at the end of the week.

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