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SCMPD merger negotiations continue: City, county meet

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

On Monday, city and county leaders met to hash out an agreement to keep the Savannah-Chatham Metro police department merged. 

They met at city hall to work on details of a two-year merger agreement. One that would require the department to meet specific crime fighting benchmarks in order to stay merged. 

The agreement also would give the county more formal authority to the police chief. 

The two sides are hoping to have their differences worked out and have a proposed merger to present to city council and to county commission on Thursday.

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