Longtime Savannah CrimeStoppers director retiring

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Updated: Wed, 30 Oct 2013 04:17:50 EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The man who oversees the CrimeStoppers police tip program in Savannah is retiring after 14 years on the job. Savannah-Chatham County police say Demery Bishop's last day as the agency's CrimeStoppers director will be Friday. Interim Police Chief Julie Tolbert will appoint someone to fill the job temporarily until a permanent replacement is hired. Bishop became Savannah's longtime CrimeStoppers director after a 23-year career with the FBI. At CrimeStoppers he was in charge of the tipster hotline that allows residents to report information to police anonymously and offers cash rewards for tips that help lead to convictions. Bishop says his retirement plans include spending more time with his family as well as more time surfing.

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