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New Columbus police chief asks for 'trust and patience' as new era begins

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New Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton is asking Columbus citizens for patience and trust as he begins to implement adjustments to the police department.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 11:27 AM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) – New Columbus Police Chief Fred Shelton is asking Columbus citizens for patience and trust as he begins to implement adjustments to the police department.

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One such change includes the reassignment of some personnel to fill the needs of the department.

“We are making these changes with the goals to make the department more efficient, effective and responsive to the citizens of Columbus,” he stated.

He says the department will not abandon any of the Neighborhood Watch and National Night Out programs.

“Trust me that we are working to make every part of the department better and more responsive to our citizens. We are here to provide a service, and our citizens are our customers. I ask for patience as we make the needed changes while continuing our work in the community.”

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