SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The new district attorney for Savannah and surrounding Chatham County is spending her first days in office reaching out to local police officials.
Meg Heap was sworn in as the coastal Georgia county's top prosecutor Wednesday and immediately announced plans to hold an open house Friday to meet with police. Her office says all officers from law-enforcement agencies in the county are invited to the courthouse gathering.
Heap, a former assistant prosecutor in Chatham County, made improving relationships between the district attorney's office and local police a priority during her campaign last year.
Heap defeated one-term District Attorney Larry Chisolm in the general election last November.