Sylvester police chief search narrowed to 3 candidates

3 candidates remain in search for Sylvester police chief

SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) - Sylvester is getting closer to naming a new police chief.

City leaders said they have narrowed down their search to three candidates.

Mayor Bill Yearta said a decision will be made soon.

“We’re down to the final stages,” Yearta said. “We still got three candidates and the hope is to have a police chief in the next week or so.”

Yearta said he hopes the incoming chief will bring the police force back to a full staff.

Former Police Chief Raymond Drennon resigned back in July to pursue opportunities at the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.

The city has been without a police chief for about six weeks.

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