Glynn County Police Chief Jacques Battiste covered a lot of ground in his first official address to the department’s citizen’s advisory committee, discussing everything from the need for competitive salaries to the department’s role in public safety during a recent nationally publicized murder trial.

During the Police Advisory Panel meeting Wednesday at the Old Courthouse, Battiste noted that the department went back to the unpopular 12-hour patrol shifts during the six-week murder trial that ended Nov. 24 with guilty verdicts against three men in the killing of a 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery.

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