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GA Police Department Recognized

By: AP
By: AP

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) -- The Georgia Association of Police Chiefs
is recognizing the long-troubled Jefferson Police Department for
rebuilding its reputation.
The department is getting a Georgia Association of Police Chiefs
state certification. Only about 100 of the state's more than 700
law enforcement agencies have completed the rebuilding process,
which requires departments' operating policies meet certain
standards.
Authorities fired former Chief Darren Glenn in 2006 amid a
two-year Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into alleged
corruption in the police department.
A grand jury indicted Glenn on charges of theft and invasion of
privacy, but a judge later dismissed the case.
Chief Joe Wirthman says the department has worked to update
filing systems and rewrite police policy.


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