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Durham Police Chief May Need To Return To School

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DURHAM, N.C. — If Durham's new police chief doesn't get a waiver from the state's law enforcement credential office, it may be backto 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 inservice.

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

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

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