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 width=After completed his first year at the helm of the Police Department, Clinton Police Chief Ben Lowers recently reflected on what the first year was like.

Among the goals for Chief Lowers when he took over was to make the department more proactive. He feels that has helped reduce crime and has given the department a more visible presence in the community.

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According to Chief Lowers, there was quite a learning curve for him early on. He credits former Chief Mike Reidy and the staff within the city as helping him along in the first year.

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There's been a lot to the position the Chief says he didn't realize he had to do. He explains the amount of time spent outside the office was surprising to him to the extent he's felt as though he needs to be in the office more.

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Chief Lowers misses being out and being interactive with the public. He also misses the feeling that he's helping people by being out and active.

We'll have more in the coming days on Chief Lowers' thoughts on his first year as the Chief of Police in Clinton. Keep it tuned to Regional Radio News and check in at dewittdailynews.com more this week.

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