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Can Roundtree and Williams work together after NOBLE controversy?

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Tokens of his career decorate the walls of Waynesboro Police Chief Alfonzo Williams' office, right next to tokens wishing him well as he prepares to head up Richmond Co. School Safety.

Williams begins his new job this Friday, and says he's ready to get down to business.

"We're going to hit the ground running obviously," he says. "We're going to be working across all fronts to make sure that we have round pegs in round holes."

Williams expects his offices to continue to work well with the Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office.

"We're going to talk. We're going to share resources. We're going to coordinate on investigations," he says.

Sheriff Richard Roundtree agrees.

"Me and my Chief Deputy come from it, so we're going to provide those resources," he says. "We've been there in the past. We're going to be there in the future."

But Williams and Roundtree have a history.

During July's Democratic primaries, Williams endorsed Roundtree's opponent, Scott Peebles, as a member of a local chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement.

Except it was discovered Williams and the rest of the group weren't actually members.

Despite what happened during election season, Williams says he doesn't expect any tension between himself and Sheriff Roundtree.

"We may have disagreements but they'll just be gentleman disagreements," Williams says. "We'll work to make sure things are where they should be."

Roundtree did not want to comment on his relationship with Williams, but Williams says he and the Sheriff will have no problem working with one another.

"We have talked since the election, and I think that we're going to get along just fine," he says.

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