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Cuzs Cuz

Statham, GA

#1 Dec 31, 2012
Been a long time getting here.
citizen

Alto, GA

#2 Dec 31, 2012
Cuzs Cuz wrote:
Been a long time getting here.
Well get off topix and do your job.....
Vendor

Dawsonville, GA

#3 Dec 31, 2012
We did our job...WE VOTED...
I voted for change

Dawsonville, GA

#4 Dec 31, 2012
Your right we did and now it really feels great out with the old!
citizen

Alto, GA

#5 Dec 31, 2012
Vendor wrote:
We did our job...WE VOTED...
Yeah kinda of noticed what the last four has proven....
Vendor

Dawsonville, GA

#6 Dec 31, 2012
Did you prick your finger when you turned your badge in tonight?
windtalker

Dahlonega, GA

#7 Jan 1, 2013
Posted: Monday, December 31st 2012 at 6:28pm
Couch names administrative team
By Derreck Booth Editor

GAINESVILLE - Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday afternoon.

Kevin Head had served as Deputy Chief of the Hall County Probation Service Department. He becomes Couch's Major of the Administrative Bureau in charge of courthouse and jail operations.

John Latty, retired as Assistant Chief of the Gwinnett County Police, becomes the Major of the Enforcement Bureau in charge of uniform patrol and criminal investigations.

"Both men I have known for my entire career, and I consider them to be among the finest public safety professionals that I've ever worked with," Sheriff-elect Couch said.

"They will help to ensure a bright future for the sheriff's office and the citizens that we serve."

The Couch administration decided to reduce the number of executive staff positions from four to two.

“This is all about getting more officers out in the field and better trained and equipped to serve the citizens of Hall County,” Couch said.

The contracts of two of four of current Sheriff Steve Cronic's executive staff were not renewed. They are Majors Woodrow Tripp and Robin Kemp.

"These moves were not disciplinary in nature, they are simply part of Sheriff Couch’s desire to move the department forward with a new vision. Their years of professional service to this community are appreciated and we wish them well in their future endeavors," a statement from sheriff-elect Couch's office read.

Colonel Tony Carter, a third member of Cronic's executive staff, is scheduled to retire at the end of January. A fourth executive slot was empty.

The swearing in ceremony for Sheriff Gerald Couch is scheduled Friday at 3:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville. Governor Nathan Deal will conduct the ceremony.

Major Kevin Head bio, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office:

Head graduated from North Georgia College with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a patrol officer with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. During his time with the department, Head also served as a criminal investigator, sergeant of the Crimes against Children Unit, lieutenant over the Crimes against Persons Unit, Assistant Commander of Criminal Investigations and the supervisor of the Safe Streets Task Force, among other leadership positions. In May 2012, Head left the sheriff’s office to serve as Deputy Chief of the new Hall County Probation Services Department.

Major John Latty bio:

Latty retired as assistant chief of the Gwinnett County Police Department after 25 years of service. He completed the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College in 1998 and served as an adjunct professor and lecturer for Columbus State University in the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College for 12 years. Latty also served as a U.S. Army military policeman for three years. He is a lifelong resident of Hall County and a 1970 graduate of South Hall High School. He is also a graduate of Gainesville Junior College, North Georgia College and Columbus State University, where he received his master’s degree in public administration. Latty and his wife of 40 years, Rebecca, have three children and five grandchildren.
windtalker

Dahlonega, GA

#8 Jan 4, 2013
Posted: Friday, January 4th 2013 at 3:38pm
New Jackson County sheriff at work this week
By Derreck Booth Editor

Jackson County's new sheriff is on the job. Sheriff Janice Mangum said it's been a good but busy week.

She's made a couple of changes in top posts, including the addition of Major Daniel Thomas as chief deputy and Captain Clayton Lowe over the jail.

She's also started a four-deputy Aggressive Criminal Enforcement or ACE Team.

"They'll be working high crime areas to week out our criminal activity," Mangum said.

They're scheduled to start Monday, and have other responsibilities according to Mangum,"our SRO's (school resource officers) and our community awareness programs."

Captain D.G. Thomas will head up the team.

Captains Rich Lott and Chuck Ledford retain positions, Lott over criminal investigations and Ledford over road patrol.
Windbreaker

Hooks, TX

#9 Jan 4, 2013
windtalker wrote:
Posted: Monday, December 31st 2012 at 6:28pm
Couch names administrative team
By Derreck Booth Editor
GAINESVILLE - Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday afternoon.
Kevin Head had served as Deputy Chief of the Hall County Probation Service Department. He becomes Couch's Major of the Administrative Bureau in charge of courthouse and jail operations.
John Latty, retired as Assistant Chief of the Gwinnett County Police, becomes the Major of the Enforcement Bureau in charge of uniform patrol and criminal investigations.
"Both men I have known for my entire career, and I consider them to be among the finest public safety professionals that I've ever worked with," Sheriff-elect Couch said.
"They will help to ensure a bright future for the sheriff's office and the citizens that we serve."
The Couch administration decided to reduce the number of executive staff positions from four to two.
“This is all about getting more officers out in the field and better trained and equipped to serve the citizens of Hall County,” Couch said.
The contracts of two of four of current Sheriff Steve Cronic's executive staff were not renewed. They are Majors Woodrow Tripp and Robin Kemp.
"These moves were not disciplinary in nature, they are simply part of Sheriff Couch’s desire to move the department forward with a new vision. Their years of professional service to this community are appreciated and we wish them well in their future endeavors," a statement from sheriff-elect Couch's office read.
Colonel Tony Carter, a third member of Cronic's executive staff, is scheduled to retire at the end of January. A fourth executive slot was empty.
The swearing in ceremony for Sheriff Gerald Couch is scheduled Friday at 3:00 p.m. from First Baptist Church on Green Street in Gainesville. Governor Nathan Deal will conduct the ceremony.
Major Kevin Head bio, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office:
Head graduated from North Georgia College with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. He began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a patrol officer with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office. During his time with the department, Head also served as a criminal investigator, sergeant of the Crimes against Children Unit, lieutenant over the Crimes against Persons Unit, Assistant Commander of Criminal Investigations and the supervisor of the Safe Streets Task Force, among other leadership positions. In May 2012, Head left the sheriff’s office to serve as Deputy Chief of the new Hall County Probation Services Department.
Major John Latty bio:
Latty retired as assistant chief of the Gwinnett County Police Department after 25 years of service. He completed the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College in 1998 and served as an adjunct professor and lecturer for Columbus State University in the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College for 12 years. Latty also served as a U.S. Army military policeman for three years. He is a lifelong resident of Hall County and a 1970 graduate of South Hall High School. He is also a graduate of Gainesville Junior College, North Georgia College and Columbus State University, where he received his master’s degree in public administration. Latty and his wife of 40 years, Rebecca, have three children and five grandchildren.
Would be good if we could get the same kind of information here.
good hair day

Clarkesville, GA

#10 Jan 4, 2013
Windbreaker wrote:
<quoted text>Would be good if we could get the same kind of information here.
How would it read. Used up old GA state trooper takes office in Union County. Will remove dark tint from windows and fire people who don't deserve to lose their jobs.

Mason has NO personal data that is worth writing about. He was a jerk as a trooper and will continue to be a jerk.

Notice I haven't seen a patrol vehicle in the county at night since the beginning of the year. Anyone patrolling the county these days? In fact, I haven't seen an officer since the take-over mishap.
Mayor

Cleveland, GA

#11 Jan 4, 2013
That is because they are out working all over the county.
They are not all showing up at Cooks at same time to eat lunch.
good hair day wrote:
<quoted text>
How would it read. Used up old GA state trooper takes office in Union County. Will remove dark tint from windows and fire people who don't deserve to lose their jobs.
Mason has NO personal data that is worth writing about. He was a jerk as a trooper and will continue to be a jerk.
Notice I haven't seen a patrol vehicle in the county at night since the beginning of the year. Anyone patrolling the county these days? In fact, I haven't seen an officer since the take-over mishap.
Wondering

Anonymous Proxy

#12 Jan 4, 2013
If he removes the tint,how will he keep Tracey hid from view?And her buddy who's family kept their job?Talk about MOLES!!!
Greta

Germany

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Keep the tint!!!
Weezer

Alexander City, AL

#14 Jan 4, 2013
good hair day wrote:
<quoted text>
How would it read. Used up old GA state trooper takes office in Union County. Will remove dark tint from windows and fire people who don't deserve to lose their jobs.
Mason has NO personal data that is worth writing about. He was a jerk as a trooper and will continue to be a jerk.
Notice I haven't seen a patrol vehicle in the county at night since the beginning of the year. Anyone patrolling the county these days? In fact, I haven't seen an officer since the take-over mishap.
Yes, isn't it nice not seeing blue lights constantly all up and down the four lane. Maybe they are actually out patrolling the county instead of harassing kids like in the past.
u r nuts

Clarkesville, GA

#16 Jan 8, 2013
I seen a lot off blue lights before the election and seen several front page articles about the sheriff dept. that's was till the election was over. now that has stopped. l o l
horselover

Blairsville, GA

#17 Jan 9, 2013
Thank god its about time for a new sheriff an from what i am seeing an hearing , Mack Is doing what he said he was going to do. He is gonna be the best sheriff this county has had in years from what i see so far. So glad I voted for Mack...
lmao

Murphy, NC

#18 Jan 9, 2013
How many retired troopers did he bring with him?
froggy

Pendergrass, GA

#19 Jan 9, 2013
u r nuts wrote:
I seen a lot off blue lights before the election and seen several front page articles about the sheriff dept. that's was till the election was over. now that has stopped. l o l
Cause they're too busy investigatin Stephens. Common crooks having a field day Wahoo!
Yup

Dawsonville, GA

#20 Jan 9, 2013
Seeing more sheriffs cars in the north part of the county in the last week then we did in the previous five years.
Great way to start.
letitbeknown

Clarkesville, GA

#21 Jan 9, 2013
i have seen deputy cars out all over the county since the election. keep up the good work. at least they are not 5 or 6 cars setting at a restaraunt

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