CHATHAM CO., Ga. (WSAV) — The new leader of the Chatham County Police Department stepped into his new role Monday.
The swearing-in ceremony was held for Jeff Hadley. He spent the past 10 years as police chief in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Terry Shoop and Julie Tolbert were also sworn in as Interim Assistant Chiefs of Police along with more than 20 officers who are now Chatham County Police Officers.
The officers served with Chatham County Police Department at the time the City of Savannah and Chatham County contracted for service.
The event was held at the Southwest Branch Library on Abercorn Street.
Chief Hadley told News 3 he looks forward to working with other law enforcement in the area to help build a safer community.
“It’s about humans, it’s about people, this is people work, and that’s what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna do the best we can, we’re gonna care,” says Hadley.
The new chief also says his department is looking to hire a few good people.
If you’re interested go to https://police.chathamcountyga.gov/.