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Fulton County Schools names new police chief
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Fulton County Schools names new police chief

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Felipe Usury has been named the new Chief of Police for the Fulton County School System.

Usury, who brings 21 years of experience to the new position, will lead a department of more than 60 certified police officers and support staff. He was an officer with the Cobb County Police Department for eight years and also served as a Marine Corps reservist.

"Chief Usury has kept our students and schools safe for more than a decade," said Superintendent Robert Avossa, noting the new chief's 13 years with Fulton County Schools. "I'm pleased to offer him the position as our chief of police. As a veteran of our police force and a proven leader, he has earned the respect of his fellow officers and our school leaders."

Usury is certified by the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, and holds additional certifications in field training, police supervisory, uniform crime reporting and police instructor certifications. He received a bachelor's degree in criminology from Saint Leo University and a master's degree in public administration from Troy University.

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