County names new Troup County Chief Marshal

Published 10:00 am Thursday, February 10, 2022

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The Troup County Board of Commissioners announced Wednesday that Jorge L. Olmo Novoa has been named Troup County Chief Marshal, according to a press release from the county.

Prior to accepting the Chief Marshal position, Chief Olmo Novoa most recently served as the Training and Criminal Investigations Divisions Captain of the City of West Point Police Department. He has also served in essential roles within the Troup County Sheriff’s Office and the LaGrange Police Department, as well as other organizations outside of Troup County, including the Grantville Police Department and DynCorp International in Afghanistan.

Olmo Novoa graduated from the University of Puerto Rico in 1986, and has since gained more than 34 cumulative years of military and law enforcement experience.

He holds the following certifications: General Law Enforcement Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Special Weapons & Tactics, Police Counter Sniper, Interviews & Interrogations, Search & Seizure, Criminal Investigator, Warrant Service, SWAT Levels 1-3, Crime Scene Processing, Evidence Collection & Processing, Report Writing & Case File Preparation, Court Testimony & Demeanor, Advanced CQC, Taser Certification and Emergency Vehicle Operations.

“Troup County has been my home since 1997, which is when I left the U.S. Army and began my career in law enforcement,” said Olmo Novoa in the press release.

“As a U.S. Army Senior Non-Commissioned Officer and a Department of Defense contractor in support of combat operations overseas, as well as a law enforcement officer, it has been and continues to be a great honor to be allowed to serve and support the citizens of Troup County.”

As Chief Marshal, Olmo Novoa will be responsible for planning and directing patrols, animal abuse investigations, civil paper services and code enforcement operations; hiring, training, assignment, direction, supervision, evaluation and discipline of personnel; development and implementation of department policies and procedures; assisting property owners with evictions, repossessions, and levies; and other related duties.