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Changes coming to DCSS Police Dept.

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Jack Willis Jack Willis
DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA -

Changes are coming to the Dougherty County School Police Department.  

Board members got a detailed report back in August with recommended changes following an evaluation in the spring.  

Captain Theotis Gervin was recently promoted to interim assistant chief of police.   That position was held by the department's chief investigator, but officials have separated those roles.

"Our philosophy was to divide and conquer.  We'll divide some of these duties and then after we spread the responsibility then we should be more efficient and better," said Jack Willis, the Adm. Asst. Support Services for DCSS.

Gervin has been with the department for 15 years and had the rank of captain since 2005. 

The school system will begin accepting applications for the assistant chief position in June.  They hope to fill it by July first.  

School officials are now looking at improving transportation for school officers.

Since board members received the recommendations, the system has purchased $75,000 dollars worth of radio equipment and now all officers have protective vests.

 

 

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