Collins Named Alexandria Police Chief

August 25, 2006
Dwayne Page

Alexandria has a new Police Chief.

Alderman Charles Griffith says Mark Collins, former DARE Officer and Captain of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department has been named Acting Chief, pending action by the Mayor and Board of Aldermen.

Collins, succeeds Jim Baker who officially stepped down as Chief Thursday evening.

The positions of Sergeant Tim Hearn and Officer Josh King have not yet been filled. Griffith says Collins will have input on who get those jobs.

Baker, Hearn and King resigned after city officials decided to eliminate the day shift because of budget woes and focus more on providing law enforcement at night.

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