By: Eames Yates
March 20, 2013
Valdosta, GA - Chief Brian Childress was sworn in at the courthouse in front of friends and family. He has been with the Valdosta Police Department since 2001 and was formerly the commander of the investigative bureau. Chief Childress was selected out of roughly forty five applications from sixteen diferent states.
He said "I believe we can do a little bit more reaching out to the community. Bringing them back in and getting them more involved in the Police Department. I'm looking at a program called the police advocacy group where I bring in folks across the city, we sit and meet once a month and talk about problems in the community."
Chief Childress replaces Frank Simons who recently retired.