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Harlem names police chief

Posted: January 6, 2012 - 6:12pm  |  Updated: January 11, 2012 - 4:25am

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The new director of Harlem’s Department of Public Safety started work Monday.

Harlem resident David Sward was hired Friday as police chief, Harlem City Manager Jason Rizner said in an e-mail.

Sward, who most recently served as a lieutenant with the Regional Youth Development Center in Augusta, previously worked as a chief deputy and investigator with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He has also worked as a training director for a private security company in Mississippi.

“We are confident that he will be a major asset to both the Public Safety Department and the city as a whole,” Rizner said.

Sward replaces the department’s interim director, Benjie Cowart, who took the job in September following the resignation of Jesse Bowman.

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bclicious

Congrats

Congratulations to David Sward. You will make an excellent Chief of Police. The people of Harlem are lucky to have such a qualifed and well-rounded individual.

With that, you have your work cut out for you sir.

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