There is a new top cop in Waynesboro. Augustus Palmer III was sworn in as the new chief of police for the Waynesboro Police Department. Although he was sworn in Monday night, Palmer officially started working for the department last week.
Before going to Waynesboro, Palmer was the commander of officer professional standards at the Riverdale Police Department. He also worked for the Atlanta Police Department for 20 years.
Several of Palmers former co-workers from the Atlanta area were at the ceremony tonight. The Riverdale Chief of Police spoke about Palmer.
"This is an important day, not just for the police department, but for the city of Waynesboro. Public safety is important to all of us. We can't live without it. You are getting the best of the best," Chief says Samuel Patterson.
After he was sworn in, we asked the new chief of police for an interview. Palmer declined that interview saying that he wants to wait a little while before addressing the media.
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