Jim Fullington has been named the new Winder Police Chief, the city announced this week.
Fullington, a 27-year veteran with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations, had been the interim chief since December 2013. He replaces Dennis Dorsey, who resigned in November after a cheating scandal that involved fitness testing.
”I appreciate the support and confidence of the Mayor, council and city leadership. I am honored to be appointed as the Chief of the Winder Police department and do not take the position lightly.” Fullington said in a statement. “I believe first and foremost, that police officers are public servants and are tasked with helping make the community a better and safe place by preventing and solving crime. I also have a community oriented policing mindset and strongly believe that we must build relationships with the citizens, businesses and the community to make Winder a better and safe place to live and work. I look forward to leading the Winder Police department in becoming one of most professional departments in the state.”
City Administrator Don Toms said in the statement:
“The City of Winder received applications from several great candidates for the position of Chief of Police and after the interview process the committee recognized Jim Fullington as our top choice for the job … We feel as though Chief Fullington’s vision for where the Winder police department is heading aligns with the Mayor and Councils goals and expectations for the department.”