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Feb 18

Chief John Robison

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 2:58 PM by Matt Boyd

On behalf of the department, we would like to announce and congratulate Deputy Chief John Robison on his February 16th, 2015 appointment to Chief of Police.

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Aug 04

Officer Geoffrey Norton

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 1:58 PM by Matt Boyd

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Congratulations to Officer Geoffrey Norton, who graduated today from North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.

Dec 30

Being a police officer more than a job

Posted on December 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM by Matt Boyd

Courtesy Marietta Daily Journal
by Charlie Sewell, columnist
 
Powder Springs Police Chief Charlie Sewell
Powder Springs Police Chief
Charlie Sewell
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In the late ’60s and early ’70s there was a familiar saying: “If you don’t trust the police, next time you’re in trouble, call a hippie.” Today, we hear, “If you don’t trust the police, the next time you’re in trouble, call a protester.”

Some people are critical of police officers, but the minute they are in trouble, they call 911. All over Cobb County, more than a half million 911 calls were made for law enforcement assistance this year. Each and every time this happened, a police officer responded.

They are spit on, kicked, sliced and stabbed, scorned then sanctioned for doing their job correctly. The next day they are back on patrol saying “Thank you, man, can I have another.”

Being a police officer is more than a job, it is a way of life, and it provides society an opportunity for quality of life. In spite of savagery or sights that take your stomach, a police officer heads toward trouble as others flee. 

A desire to help those in need is one reason many police officers give for putting on the uniform. Each officer wants to help their community bond, to grow, and they want to face disaster with bravery. They often suffer from odd hours, ridicule, mockery and a starting salary barely adequate to feed a family of five, yet they journey into peril knowing it could be their last call. When they do return to serve another day, they are recycled like yesterday’s newspaper until someone calls for help.

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