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SCMPD opens new professional development center

CHATHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

Thursday was a big day for Savannah-Chatham Metro Police and their effort to train current staff, and attract new officers to the department.

City and police leaders cut the ribbon in front of the new SCMPD Professional Development Center located on Savannah’s west side.

Inside the state-of-the-art facility is an auditorium, a training and multi-purpose, classrooms, and a computer lab.

Metro’s training unit was previously housed in a rented space inside the Savannah Mall.

"When you talk about recruiting, you talk about marketing yourself, once you get inside you can see for yourself. This is a state-of-the-art facility with all the latest and greatest technology. And technology is becoming such a big part of law enforcement and crime fighting. Technology is where it's at right now,” said Director of Training for SCMPD, Gary Taylor.

The facility was completed with nearly $4 million in SPLOST funds.

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