Sylvester Police Department gets a new chief

Sylvester Police Department gets a new chief
Kenneth Washington, a 42 year veteran in law enforcement, was sworn in Monday night. (Source: Reya Pearson Photography)
Kenneth Washington, a 42 year veteran in law enforcement, was sworn in Monday night. (Source: Reya Pearson Photography)

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - A familiar face is taking over the as police chief in Sylvester.

Kenneth Washington, a 42 year veteran in law enforcement, was sworn in Monday night.

Washington stepped up to fill the vacancy left behind by Anson Evans.

According to Mayor Bill Yearta, Evans quit last week after less than a year on the job.

Washington is in good spirits about rejoining the force. He turned to social media Tuesday afternoon saying:

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