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Police on alert after officers shot in Ferguson, MO

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

South Georgia police are warning their officers to be on alert after Wednesday night's shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri.

Albany Police officers talked about the Ferguson shootings in their muster before taking to the streets Thursday.

Supervisors reminded the officers to stay alert at all times, but they say safety is something they discuss everyday.

"We try to focus on safety and making them think about their situation all the time," said Deputy Chief Mark Scott with Albany Police. "And not just when there is unrest around, because it could happen anytime."

Albany Police say they stress community involvement and meetings with the public throughout the year, so that the people will get to know their officers, and build trust with them.

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