Persley takes charge of APD

Persley takes charge of APD

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - 21 year APD veteran Michael Persley has taken the oath of office as Chief of Police at a ceremony downtown.

He takes the position after former Chief John Proctor retired.

Persley was most recently the Captain of the gang unit.

Prior to that, he served as the assistant commander of the Albany-Dougherty SWAT team.

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