The new top cop in Americus says meeting and getting to know the community is one of his main priorities. Chief Mark Scott has been on the job for three weeks now.
He met a few people Tuesday at a coffee shop downtown. Chief Scott said recent community meetings have been successful.
The attendance has been encouraging too.
“Our main message in these meetings has been that we are a community, and we can't police the community without their assistance. So we're trying to work with groups and people and get them to partner with us to address the problems that they identify,” said Chief Scott.
Chief Scott said he hasn't made any radical changes within the department.