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Port Wentworth makes Top 20 Safest Cities in Georgia list


A recent online ranking of Georgia's safest cities puts one in Chatham County in the top 20.

Port Wentworth moved up four spots, from 18th to 14th on safewise.com's safest cities in Georgia list.

The website takes into consideration the most recent FBI crime report statistics, and population data for cities with more than 4,000 residents.

Port Wentworth's Police Chief weighed in on the distinction, saying it’s only possible through having a good relationship with the community.

"You know, you want to reach number one in everything. And that's the goal. You want to be the best, just like every chief will tell you that they want to be the best. The big thing for us is to keep continuing working with our community. We have a good relationship I believe, people will pick up the phone and call. We are not everywhere, we can't be everywhere. We have limited resources,” said Chief Matt Libby.

The chief says one area of focus continues to be increasing traffic through his jurisdiction, as businesses and residential areas expand west through the county.

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