Change of command happening for Moultrie police

Moultrie Police Chief Frank Lang and soon to be acting Police Chief Sean Ladson. Photos: Moultrie Downtown Economic Development & Public Relations

Moultrie Police Chief Frank Lang is taking steps to ensure the success of the police force by planning for his future retirement after serving as chief since 2004.

City officials announced Thursday afternoon that Chief Lang will be named as Chief Emeritus and will be in charge of the new Open Policing Program until his retirement at a later date in the future.

Lang’s duties according to City Manager Pete Dillard will include working to improve communications between Moultrie Police Department and citizens of Moultrie and to help in the transition with the appointed acting chief.

The new acting chief is Sean Ladson, who has been in law enforcement since 2002 and has worked for the Colquitt County Sheriff's Office for most of that time.

“I am looking forward to policing,” said Ladson in the release. “It is my goal to protect the community and property by combating crime. By combating crime, we build a bridge with the community,” he continued.

Ladson was sworn in Friday morning at City Hall.

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