Two up for Columbus Crime Prevention Director job

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  After weeks of reviewing resumes from across the country, Columbus officials have narrowed the search for a new Crime Prevention Director down to two people, a local man and woman.

"We think these two are the most qualified of the 103 applicants that we looked at," said Mayor Jim Wetherington, after their identities and qualifications were revealed at Tuesday night's city council meeting.

Seth Brown is currently a business administrator for Saint Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus. A decorated Desert Storm vet, Brown's resume indicates he has a degree in finance from Columbus State University and is the current chairman of the local Crime Stoppers. Click here to view his resume.

Also up for the job is Tracy Fox, who is a guidance director at Veterans Memorial Middle School in Columbus.

According to her resume, Fox served as a patrol officer for three years in Columbus and has a Masters Degree in School Counseling from Columbus State University and degrees in Sociology and Criminal Justice from LaGrange College. Click here to view her resume.

"We had police chiefs, police officers, people that have retired from law enforcement, folks from all walks of life and the interview committee felt that these two people surfaced to the top," said Mayor Wetherington. "This Crime Prevention Director is going to play a major role, especially with our young people who tend to get involved in criminal activity and those people getting out of prison that they don't re-offend."

The two finalists were not present at Tuesday's meeting.

In two weeks, the mayor will make his recommendation to council on who he thinks should fill the opening and then council will vote.

Mayor Wetherington tells WTVM the director's first day should be sometime within the next month.

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