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Early Impressions, Coming Initiatives: APD Chief Marcus Dudley

Heather Claborn
The search committee introduced Marcus Dudley as their choice to become APD Chief last October

Abilene welcomed Marcus Dudley as the new Chief of the Abilene Police Department in late January.  In his first few months he has faced some unique challenges, including a historic winter storm that shut down the city.  He’s also working on some new initiatives, such as the recent restructuring of some positions, adding a victim advocate for adult crimes, and adding cameras in the downtown area.  Our conversation addresses the recent police-involved shooting, as well as his plans for dealing with the challenges of filling the openings in the department.

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