After only six weeks as Winder’s interim police chief, Dennis Dorsey on March 8 will move into the permanent post.
City administrator Don Toms announced the promotion in a March 3 press release.
Dorsey stepped into the interim role on Jan. 21, when former chief Stanley Rodgers left with only two days’ notice.
City officials at that time said he would serve as interim chief for several months while they observed his performance. However, those same officials over the past month have strongly embraced Dorsey’s management of the department.
In February, he outlined for the mayor and council several steps he was taking to improve the department’s “community policing” approach.
The mayor and city council will host a reception for the new chief following the March 8 council meeting. The 6 p.m. meeting and reception are open to the public.