FAYETTE COUNTY, GA - The Fayetteville Police Department on August 19 was publicly presented with its 2021 state certification award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police during the Fayetteville City Council meeting.
State Certification Coordinator Chuck Groover presented a plaque and a challenge coin to Police Chief Scott Gray as well as a challenge coin to former Fayetteville Police Accreditation Manager Ann Marie Burdett.
Burdett was promoted to take the role of Director of Communications and Public Information after she completed her re-accreditation process earlier this summer. While another police officer, David Cagle is transitioning into the accreditation manager, at the final week of the 2021 re-accreditation process.
Janet Moon, Police Chief from Peachtree City was present at the meeting representing the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police as its new President. She was selected by her co-worker this summer during the annual conference.
Moon congratulated the Fayetteville Police Department for gaining the re-accreditation on the state level and for beginning the process of earning national accreditation through The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. She encourages all law enforcement agencies in the county to achieve a level of accreditation to enhance their ability and support each other.
The county's Mayor, Ed Johnson said he believed the Fayetteville PD is the best department in the entire United States of America. He is certain that the officers can do an outstanding job, especially after they achieved the CALEA certification.
Johnson further stated that he is proud because the officer keeps raising the standard and keeping the citizens of Fayetteville safe.
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