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City of Savannah posts SCMPD Chief of Police job

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Savannah still needs a police chief.

The city finished the police chief's job description and posted the job advertisement Tuesday. Now, the city is getting feedback from the public on the position opening by online and mailed surveys through April 25.

Starting Monday, March 31, citizens will also have the option of an in-person or call-in survey to provide their input.

Paper copies of the survey can be filled out on-site at City Hall and the Broughton Municipal Building, begining on March 31. Residents can also complete the survey by phone March 31 to April 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 912.525.2904.

"The Chief of the SCMPD must be a forward-thinking individual who can set objectives and the strategic direction for the department, implement innovative crime reduction and prevention strategies, leverage technology to improve the capacity of the department, and maximize crime fighting resources within the community," the job posting reads.

The position is expected to be advertised through the middle of May. Advertisments for the job will be in more than a dozen publications, websites and newspapers.

The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Dept.'s former police chief, Willie Lovett, retired last September after one of his officers filed a sexual harassment complaint against him. The city has not had a full time chief since Lovett left.

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