Adairsville council launches search for new police chief
by Neil B. McGahee
Jul 11, 2014 | 1530 views | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Adairsville City Council announced that two candidates for the interim police chief’s position would be interviewed and vetted today and a decision would be announced by the end of the day. The chosen candidate will replace Police Chief Robert Jones, who resigned abruptly Wednesday citing health concerns.

Jones was named chief in September 2011 following the retirement of former Chief Charles Stafford.

City Manager Pam Madison said they would seek a permanent chief with help from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

“The association will peruse its slate of candidates and provide a short list of finalists to the council,” Madison said. “We will be putting together a committee including me, a local police chief and a number of community advisors to announce the winning candidate.”

She said the interim chief would be identified by the end of the day Friday and a permanent chief would be hired in six to eight weeks.

In other business, the council:

• Approved the appointment of Joshua D. Earwood as an alternate Municipal Court judge.

• Approved street improvements for the residential area from Lawrence Street to McKenzie Circle.

• Approved moving the voting location for the Adairsville Depot to Manning Mill Park.

• Approved agreement with the Sans Souci Club to provide staffing for events at the Adairsville Depot.

• Approved the sale of a surplus truck bed from a 1991 GMC fire truck.

• Authorized the staff to deposit the proceeds of the above sale to fund repairs and modification of a 1991 GMC fire truck.

The Adairsville City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. at the Adairsville Depot.