VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Lowndes County Sheriff Chris Prine is the newest President of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association. The Honorable Hugh Thompson, Chief Justice for the Supreme Court of Georgia, administered the oath to Prine, and other incoming officers.
Sheriff Prine will lead the executive board of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association who advocates on behalf of the state's 159 sheriffs, and operates several homes for abused, abandoned and neglected children, among other programs.
"I extremely honored to not only serve as president of this association, but to represent Lowndes County," said Prine said. "Law enforcement is constantly evolving, especially in today's world and the staff of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association works tirelessly advocating for the office of sheriff and the associated charitable causes. There are different laws that we're working on, and we're trying to get the pay scales up for law enforcement, and, of course, we're trying to better communicate with the community. The opportunity to serve as the president of such an honorable group is extremely humbling. I am truly honored."
Prine will serve as President in 2017.