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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

People voiced their opinions on the Albany Police Department at a forum held on Monday night.
It's part of the department's effort to earn a prestigious accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.

The commission will rate APD on several standards. Part of the assessment is hearing from the community. The chief says hearing from the community will make his department stronger.

"This is our goal to make sure that we become the best we can be, that's what you do if you want to be a world class organization, again we're not there yet, but we're still working to get there," said Chief of Police John Proctor.
 
"As a citizen I was grateful for the opportunity to be here, to voice my concerns to be able to let others know the great things that the Albany Police Department is doing, and knowing that they are committed to their cause and committed to the vision in protecting and serving our community," said Kim Persly.

Members of the accrediting body will wrap up their visit Wednesday. The Department will find out if they will receive accreditation from the international organization in November.

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