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Durham Police Chief May Need To Return To School

Posted October 27, 2002 2:52 a.m. EST

— If Durham's new police chief doesn't get a waiver from the state's law enforcement credential office, it may be back to the Police Academy.

But new chief Doug Scott says he hopes to avoid the basic training because he has 27 years of law enforcement experience. Scott has asked for a waiver from state requirements that mandate a refresher course for a police officer because he had a break in service.

Scott has been police chief of two northern Virginia departments. But he most recently was assistant inspector general for the Department of Interior.

Scott was appointed after a nine-month search for a new chief.