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Ocilla police move into new building

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

OCILLA, GA (WALB) – For the first time ever, the Ocilla Police Department has a building to call their own. For 36-years, the police department shared space with the Sheriff's office at the Irwin County Jail.

Recently they moved into a 4,000 square foot building directly behind the Sheriff's office.

Chief Bill Hancock says this building gives them much more room and storage space. They also have a new conference room and an interview room.

Officers say their first day in the building is one they will always remember.

"We opened our doors at 8:00 that morning for the public, and by 2:00 that afternoon we had a homicide, later that day we also had a main water line burst in front of the building so we had a pretty hectic day," said Chief Hancock.

The Ocilla Police department currently has 12 full-time and six part-time officers.

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