New police chief takes command in Metter

Dec 8, 2011 Full story: WTOC-TV Savannah 11

A veteran Georgia law officer is trading metro Atlanta life for a smaller community.

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Educated and NOT an Idiot

United States

#1 Dec 16, 2011
Ok, why did the powers that be in Metter appoint someone from out-of-town? How many times have they had Calvin Walker do the job until they could find an "appropriate" replacement? I don't understand! People always say everything is better in Metter, not sure this is exactly true! Why is Calvin not good enough for the city council and Mayor Billy Trapnell? Something to think about!!!
Say What

Twin City, GA

#2 Dec 19, 2011
This town may need some "new blood" in law enforcement. There is an old saying, "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." The town needs some progressive law enforcement, and this "out of town" Chief may be the exact answer. Law enforcement is an ever changing animal, and if we just stick to the status quo, we will obviously be left behind. Lets face it, you cant teach an old dog new tricks, and Calvin is no exception. He has given the community over 30 years of service, but you must ask the question, what has he achieved? If you compare the growing number of law enforcement professionals to what we have now, you will see that the new generation constantly trains, continues education and drives forward to produce an up to date professional law enforcement product. As citizen of Candler County, do you want the best and brightest officials out there protecting us and securing our way of life or do you want people who are stuck in the 1980's. I don't know about you, but i want the best "bang for my buck," being a citizen of Candler County. If you doubt this "out of town" guy's abilities, I challenge you to get have a conversion with him. I did and I was thoroughly impressed. There are those in this community that want to see us grow, but narrow minded persons are the hindrance. Law enforcement is a vital part of any community and it can affect anything from economic growth to tourism. If it were up to me, I would want the most professional, educated and well trained law enforcement pros representing me as possible. Just saying......
beef stewie

Cary, NC

#3 Dec 20, 2011
They'd be hard pressed to find one worse than the last one!

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#4 Dec 20, 2011
you can bet your backside that billy and company will find a worse one than the last one or die tryin'.what loosers!

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#5 Dec 20, 2011
say what, maybe it doesnt take much to impress you.
It is what it is

United States

#6 Dec 20, 2011
Folks it is what it is in Metter! Live with it or move....Say What, you may be right but you may be wrong!!!
Beef Stewie

Cary, NC

#7 Dec 21, 2011
They make the same mistake of importing people who have been administrators at larger law enforcement agencies and have no experience in running a small department. Thus, we had Hooper who never thought he left Albany PD, and he was a horrible chief. There were some very viable local candidates(Not Walker) that Moseley could've chosen from. Best of luck to the new chief, the men who protect the city of Metter deserve much better than what they've been dealt the past 5 years!
It is what it is

United States

#8 Dec 21, 2011
Ok, Beef Stewie, what's wrong with Walker? I agree with one thing you said and that is best of luck to the new chief and making the mayor, city council, and the citizens of Metter happy! Ain't gonna happen!!!!!
Ellen Black Marietta

Kennesaw, GA

#9 Dec 22, 2011
I have known Dennis Nelson for nearly 20 years, and have worked with him on numerous law enforcement projects. I can tell you that he is sharp, articulate, and highly ethical. He is also progressive, and will represent Metter with the highest standards. He's a great pick for the position, and hope you all get to know him.
Sometimes, fresh blood is the best thing for an agency. He will do you all proud!

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#10 Dec 23, 2011
Can't wait till Chief Nelson meets and tries to deal with Homer!!!!
D wright

United States

#11 Jan 24, 2012
I love metter, for 45yrs I have came back and forth and it is home for me.change is good if everyone give it a chance. don't rush to judgement, I love your city, was raised here. and would like to see it grow a little together with honesty and trust. will see you soon.

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