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RHPD Chief honored for 25 years
Mayor Davis and Chief Reynolds - photo by Ross Blair


Video of Reynolds being honored for 25 years of service.

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The Richmond Hill City Council and Mayor Richard Davis presented RHPD Chief Billy Reynolds with an award and a watch at this week’s city council meeting in celebration of Reynolds’ 25th year on the force.

"He’s one of the finest people I’ve had a chance to work with, and one of the best police chiefs in the state of Georgia," added City Manager Michael Melton.

In his acceptance speech, Reynolds reflected on at one time being the youngest police chief in the state. Reynolds, now 48-years-old, was 23 when he joined the force. He has been chief since 1985.

Reynolds said the department has grown through the years. He acknowledged the large number of RHPD staff on hand at the meeting and said there were only three police officers, including him, in 1985.

Reynolds said he is thankful to have a continuing great working relationship with Davis, Melton and the different council members through the years.

"They don’t tell us how to do our job, they just really support us," Reynolds said.

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Other business at the Sept. 16 council included:

-Richmond Hill resident Jody McIntyre, who works in sales and marketing at the Savannah Marriott, was sworn in as the newest member of the Richmond Hill Convention and Visitors Bureau.

- Public works supervisor David Buchanan said a program will be initiated to start tracking the amount of litter throughout the city. He said he is amazed by the large volume collected by city workers every day.

- A functional swimming pool and hot tub display was approved for McMillan Land Services’ retail space, located next to Dollar General.

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