New Americus Police chief tells it like it is

Published 4:21 pm Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Americus Police Chief Brian Carney addressed the mayor and City Council at Monday’s administrative briefing. He brought forth a plan “to take the Americus Police Department into the 21st century and modernize.” His two main areas of need are personnel and vehicles.

“There’s major crime going on here,” Carney said. “Entering autos is horrendous. We’ve got to stop it, slow it down. We’ve got to have the manpower to do it. It’s like a cat chasing its tail. It’s your city.”

Carney told the mayor and Council he is nine officers short in his department and part of the problem is low salaries.

Read the rest of the story in Friday’s edition of the Americus Times-Recorder.