Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Find out something you didn't know about Wayne Dennard, the city's new chief of police.
Wayne Dennard was sworn in on April 19 as the new Acworth police chief, following the resignation of Former Chief Michael Wilkie, who is leaving for a teaching position at Bob Jones University, a Christian university in Greenville, SC. Dennard has been with the Acworth Police Department for nine years and has held the rank of major more than three years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and has completed his studies to obtain a master's in public administration from Columbus State University. Dennard is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA. He and his wife, Melinda, have been married 17 years, and their daughters, Madelyn and Mallory, attend North Cobb Christian School.
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 …