New chief named for the Pooler Police Department

POOLER, GA (WTOC) - The City of Pooler has selected a new police chief.

Ashley Brown will join the Pooler Police Department in the position of chief. He has previous experience with the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department as a captain and commander of the Southside Precinct.

Brown was elected to Pooler City Council in 2015. He is a graduate of Groves High School and the former Armstrong State University.

"A lot of the issues and challenges I've dealt with in Savannah over the last 24 years will eventually be challenges in Pooler. We went from one stoplight years ago to what we have now," Brown said. "We just haven't dealt with those challenges and issues that come along with a big city. I'll be well-versed and it won't be reinventing the wheel when it's time to handle them here in Pooler."

Current Savannah Police Department Interim Chief Mark Revenew left the Pooler Police Department earlier this year.

"Like me, he came up through the ranks from the bottom, and that's a great learning experience. You learn a lot from your mentors and other issues," Revenew said.

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