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Albany Gang Task Force remains 'proactive' with less officers

Albany Gang Task Force meeting (Source: WALB) Albany Gang Task Force meeting (Source: WALB)
Lieutenant Victor Camp (Source: WALB) Lieutenant Victor Camp (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

When you look at the numbers, some may believe the Albany Gang Task Force is lacking.

But Lieutenant Victor Camp says not so fast. 

The new commander said his eight-officer task force is proactive and efficient. 

Lieutenant Camp said Albany Police Chief Michael Persley is working to get more help on the gang task force, which would build it back to a total of 12 officers. 

But in the meantime, Lieutenant Camp wants his officers to be visible in the community. 

"We have to do reports and things like that, and we have other obligations, court, training, and stuff. But when we're not doing those other things, then my guys need to be out in the areas that we're having problems with," Lt. Camp said. "If we're visible, then we can deter.  If we're not visible, then they're going to think, 'Hey we can do what we want.'"

The Gang Task Force meets on the last Thursday of every month at noon in Room 120 of the Government Center. 

No meetings are held during December. 

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