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Americus police chief candidates meet with citizens

Larry Wilson, Americus Police Chief Candidate (Source:WALB) Larry Wilson, Americus Police Chief Candidate (Source:WALB)
Edward Reynolds, Americus Police Chief Candidate (Source:WALB) Edward Reynolds, Americus Police Chief Candidate (Source:WALB)
Clifford Morgan, Citizen (Source:WALB) Clifford Morgan, Citizen (Source:WALB)
Tom Harrison, Citizen (Source:WALB) Tom Harrison, Citizen (Source:WALB)
The pool is narrowed down to three candidates to be the Americus Police Chief. (Source:WALB) The pool is narrowed down to three candidates to be the Americus Police Chief. (Source:WALB)
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

The search for the next Police Chief in Americus continues nearly a year after the last chief left. Citizens got to meet the finalists Monday night.The pool has been narrowed down to three candidates.

Monday evening the spotlight was on Larry Wilson, Edward Reynolds, and Mark Scott as they hope to win over these citizens as the new police chief for Americus.

"Somebody with good leadership,” said Clifford Morgan, Citizen.

"Certainly experience,” said Tom Harrison, Citizen.

Citizens heard from each candidate and had the chance to ask questions.

"I really wanted to see what kind of police chief we're going to really get to get this city in the right direction,” said Morgan.

Tom Harrison and his family recently moved to the city and say they wanted to have input in the process.

"We want to be active in the community and we've heard that the city's been in a search for a decent amount of time for a police chief and we wanted to be a part of the process,” said Harrison.

The search restarted after the lone finalist in December withdrew his name for the position. Disappointing some citizens like Clifford Morgan.

"Yes I was, but I don't know what his reason was,” said Morgan.

Harrison says the interim police chief and city manager have done a good job managing the department.

"The fact that the city manager, Steve Kennedy has been focusing on bringing on new officers to fill those roles has really been the biggest plus while the city has been approaching and processing the search for a new police chief,” said Harrison.

The candidates went through a series of panel interviews this morning and will go through another round of interviews with law enforcement leaders Tuesday.
 

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