Sergeant Truman Whitfield was promoted to the rank of Assistant Chief of the Dalton Police Department at Tuesday’s meeting of the Dalton Public Safety Commission. He was recommended for the position by Chief Jason Parker, who interviewed several candidates from the ranks of the department’s supervisors over the past month.
Assistant Chief Whitfield has been with the department since December 1987, after serving as a deputy with the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. In 1997, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Since March of 2008, he’s been the Operations Sergeant in the Criminal Investigations Division.
“Assistant Chief Whitfield brings a wealth of experience and qualifications to the table,” said Chief Parker after announcing the promotion. “I look forward to working as a team to lead the department toward the future.”
“I’m excited about the opportunity to represent my fellow employees and help the Dalton Police Department continue building its reputation as one of the best in the state,” said Assistant Chief Whitfield. “I’m looking forward to getting started and working with Chief Parker.”
Below: Dalton Police Chief Jason Parker shakes hands with new Assistant Police Chief Truman Whitfield (click image for a larger version)