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The Montgomery Police Department has made some changes within the department. The department was restructured to provide better accountability, efficiency and workload redistribution according to Montgomery Police Chief Darryl Albert, who named a new leadership team.

Chief Albert named Denise Barnes the chief of operations, John Hall the chief of investigations, and Zedrick Dean the chief of staff.

Albert says he is very proud of his entire department.

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