Last month’s front-page story on an apparent shift in the Dahlonega City Marshal’s 911 response policy seemed to alarm City Council member Mitch Ridley.
At last Tuesday’s work session he said The Nugget mentioned details of the change that had received no formal approval from the council.
“And that sucks,” he said.
It was a change that originally led the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) to send out a January 30 email clarifying that all downtown calls for 911 dispatch would no longer go to the City Marshal’s Office.
After the meeting Ridley spoke to The Nugget, lamenting what he saw as a misguided step for the department, which he hopes will someday become a full fledged downtown police force.
“I didn’t spend $411,000 for a meter maid,” he said, taking note of this year’s Public Safety budget for the city.
Now it would appear those objections were taken into consideration.
On Monday morning of this week another email was sent from City Marshal Jeff Branyon to . . .
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