DeKalb police chief says not to expect announcement about leaving department

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander is speaking out after reports that he has accepted a job as the police chief of Rochester, N.Y.

Reports from Rochester have said that Alexander would make an announcement Friday that he was accepting the position.

Alexander told Channel 2's Ryan Young that no announcement is going to happen.

"Our No. 1 position is public safety. But, here again, let me reiterate to you Ryan that I am chief here today. Nothing has been accepted or denied," Alexander said Thursday afternoon. "What I am going to tell the people of DeKalb County is what I said the other day, I am still chief of police here in DeKalb. Nothing has been confirmed about my employment there and I need to be perfectly clear about that."

Alexander, who was sworn in as DeKalb's police chief just last April, already served as Rochester's interim police chief in 2005.

On Tuesday Channel 2 Action News reported that Rochester's new mayor-elect, Lovely Warren, is trying to get Alexander back as police chief.

"(I reached) out to him again, asking him if he would consider it. He is thinking about it," Warren said.

We still don't know specifics about Warren's offer. Alexander's current job pays $162,612 per year. Rochester's outgoing chief of police makes $129,115.