Certification revoked for former Ga. police chief

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MORROW, Ga.  — A Georgia agency has revoked the police certification for Morrow's former police chief, who faces charges for drunken driving and other traffic offenses.

WSB-TV reports that the state Peace Officer Standards and Training Council voted earlier this month to revoke the certification for ex-chief Jeff Baker.

The 43-year-old police chief resigned after his arrest in November on charges of driving under the influence, having an open container, impeding traffic, driving too fast for conditions, improperly changing lanes and a red light violation.

POST director Ken Vance says Baker has until Jan. 6 to appeal the agency's decision.

Baker previously lost his certification three years ago after news reports said he faked his firearms training records. The chief appealed and was allowed to keep working.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/17/11 - 03:27 pm
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He was given a MAJOR break

He was given a MAJOR break for altering government records, specifically his firearms training which is not only unethical, a violation of policy but is also illegal. His POST certification should have been removed.

tanbaby
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tanbaby 12/17/11 - 05:09 pm
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just goes to show, it's not
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just goes to show, it's not what you know, it's who you know.....your everyday citizen would STILL be in jail if he/she had done what this so-called "chief" did....

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SMITHA 12/17/11 - 07:16 pm
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Give him his certification

Give him his certification back, I'm sure he's learned his lesson.

bumblebeerose
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bumblebeerose 12/17/11 - 08:37 pm
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If he had learned a lesson he

If he had learned a lesson he would not be in trouble now. Give his job to some who really needs a job and will be honest doing it.

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