After serving four months as interim chief of the Winder Police Department, Major Jim Fullington has been promoted to the permanent post.
Councilman Travis Singley, chairman of the Winder City Council’s Public Safety Committee, made the announcement Tuesday night at a committee meeting.
A retired special agent in charge of the Athens office of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Fullington joined the department in January 2013 as the major in charge of operations.
Fullington was promoted by the city administrator. Toms told the Barrow Journal that only eight applicants met the position’s requirements — college graduation, eight years of command experience and 15 years in law enforcement — and also correctly filled out their job applications.
For the full story, see the March 19th issue of the Barrow Journal.