Senoia council approves police chief job description

Thu, 01/08/2009 - 4:13pm
By: Ben Nelms

Senoia City Council at its first meeting of the new year Jan. 5 approved the job description for the incoming police chief. The city will begin advertising internally Jan. 12. Officer Jason Edens was appointed interim chief after the resignation of former Chief Olitta Bennett in September.

As approved, the job description makes the chief responsible for directing police operations and municipal court services. The chief will make recommendations to the mayor in determining personnel issues and will develop short-term and long-term departmental goals, along with a host of other administrative requirements.

City Administrator Richard Ferry said the internal advertisement will begin Monday and run for one week. A written letter of notification is required. Ferry said Mayor Robert Belisle will evaluate the interest and determine if the position should be advertised statewide on the Georgia Municipal Association website.

The council also recognized Robert Hynds and presented him with a resolution and commendation for being a good neighbor. Hynds was walking his dog Dec. 4 when he saw smoke coming from a garage on Blue Heron Boulevard. He alerted the homeowner, retrieved a garden hose and put the fire out.

Also at the meeting, the council approved a 2 percent pay increase for city employees. The increase had been budgeted for the fiscal year.

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