CORDELE, GA (WALB) - On Wednesday, WALB spoke with Cordele's new police chief.
Rob Rodriguez has been appointed to the position, and said that he's honored to be given the opportunity.
He served as the Moultrie Police Depatment's Deputy Chief.
Rodriguez has 22 years of experience, and becoming chief has always been a goal of his.
In his new role, he hopes to strengthen the relationship between police and the community.
"Eliminate the perception that we're two separate entities, when in fact, we're all trying to achieve the same goals. And that's to have a wonderful life and to be able to go about our days and raise our families without any issues," said Rodriguez.
His first day on the job will be September 1.