The selection of a new West Point police chief was announced Monday during the city council meeting.
Tony Bailey, a captain at the Acworth Police Department, will be succeeding retiring Chief Jeffery Cato when his term ends June 1.
Bailey has served in public safety for the past 20 years and has served the past six as part of the command staff at the Acworth Police Department; He is an honor graduate of Mountain State University where he earned a Master of Science in Strategic Leadership and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy section 242 and has received Chief’s Executive Training from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and completed the professional management program through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. His term will begin June 2.
Also during the meeting, Mayor Drew Ferguson presented Librarian Rebecca Cotney with a proclamation for her retirement from the Hawkes Library after 21 years.
“The number of lives you have touched has been many and the impact that you’ve had in this community has been remarkable,” said Ferguson to Cotney before presenting her the proclamation. “Your dedication from which you have served as a librarian at the Hawkes Library, it’s going to be tough to match that level of dedication.”