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Americus Mayor suggests police consolidation review

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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

Americus Mayor Barry Blount says it's time to review consolidating the police department with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

He says the move could save the city money and deserves to be studied. A vacancy in the police ranks also serves as an impetus.

"We don't have a police chief, we have two majors who are serving as interim chiefs," Blount said. "Before we go and do a search for a police chief, I'm just saying its an opportune time to consider doing the consolidation."

No timetable has been set to decide on the consolidation review.

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