Friday, April 20, 2012
The new Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard credits family, faith for his successes.
Moments that bring together an entire community are hard to come by these days. Weddings, funerals and graduations, however, pale in comparison to the swearing-in ceremony for new Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard during the Thursday evening meeting of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen. Multiple ovations were given by the standing-room only crowd at City Hall to both Dennard and outgoing chief Michael Wilkie. Wilkie is leaving the force after almost 10 years to teach at Bob Jones University, a Christian university in Greenville, SC. “I knew I had a tough choice in front of me when Mike told me he was leaving,” said City Manager Brian Bulthuis. “I see from the outpouring of support, though, that I made the right decision.” Local dignitaries …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Wayne Dennard is in line to replace Michael Wilkie as Acworth's chief.
Acworth Police Chief Michael Wilkie is resigning after 9½ years as the city's top cop, the city of Acworth announced late Wednesday. Wilkie is leaving for a teaching position at his alma mater, Bob Jones University, a Christian university in Greenville, SC, according to a statement released by the Acworth Police Department. "Mike has done an outstanding job over the past nine years guiding our police department to become one of the most professional and community-orientated police departments in the state of Georgia," City Manager Brian Bulthuis said. "Mike and his family have become deeply involved in our community, and they will be missed." Wilkie said his decision to leave Acworth was difficult, and he has enjoyed serving a wonderful …
Friday, July 29, 2011
The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) is an organization that represents Chiefs of Police from across the state.
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Acworth Police Chief Michael G. Wilkie was sworn in Tuesday as the fourth Vice President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP). The GACP is an organization that represents Chiefs of Police from all over the state, and is responsible for the training and professional development of the chiefs. Wilkie has held his role as the Chief of Police for the City of Acworth for almost nine years. He served as the police chief for Springdale and Jonesville in South Carolina before joining the City of Acworth Police Department. Wilkie is an Atlanta native and a graduate of Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. He received a master's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina, a master's degree in public …