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Guyton to start search for new chief
Alexander expected to be named chief in Pembroke
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It hasn’t taken long — and he didn’t have to go far — for Randy Alexander to find a new job.

Alexander, who left as Guyton’s police chief in late December, is on track to be hired as next police chief in Pembroke.

Pembroke City Council members will meet Monday night and are expected to consider hiring the former Guyton chief.

Guyton is beginning its search for a new chief, City Manager Robert Black said, and Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie has agreed to oversee the department in the interim.

Black said he was surprised when Alexander resigned.

“There were occasions Randy and I had differences of opinion,” he said, “but it was nothing that couldn’t be worked out.”

At full staff, the Guyton Police Department has one full-time officer and two part-time officers, along with other part-time officers who fill in on the weekends, Black said.

Black said the city’s safety and security needs will be met with the sheriff in temporary charge of the department.

“We always had their support,” he said of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, “even with a full police force.”

For more, see Wednesday’s Herald and