Midway City Leaders Search For Police Chief

By: La'Tasha Givens Email
By: La'Tasha Givens Email

Midway City Manager Agatha Salters has been sifting through applications looking for the best candidates for the past few days.

"Hopefully we can interview next week and select a police chief," Salters.

The city is heading up a new police department. The old force was dissolved about 11 years ago due to a lack of grant funding.

Now, residents say with recent burglaries and other criminal activity, the department is needed.

Resident Carl Lugviel supports new police department. "Well, I think it's a good idea, they had one and it seemed to work when they had it."

"It will calm down some of the crime that's been going on. I think its good for the community, for the kids to play and I think its a good thing to do. I'm really waiting on that to happen," Says Midway Resident Daniel Green.

Details like how many officers and when the department will be fully established haven't been determined.

"It would really bring their level of safety up, they will feel safe knowing that someone can respond in 2-3 minutes rather than 9, 10 or 15. So the level of safety in the city should go up," says Salters.

It will also help the current Gadsden County deputies who've been patrolling Midway, move back to other places they're needed.

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