Alpharetta's George Named to Governor's Task Force

City's public safety director part of Nathan Deal's newly created weather task force.

Gary George. Courtesy City of Alpharetta
Gary George. Courtesy City of Alpharetta
Alpharetta Public Safety Director Gary D. George has been appointed by Governor Nathan Deal to the newly created weather task force.

The weather task force will examine the recent weather ice event, its impact upon metro Atlanta roadways and make recommendations to the Governor in an effort to mitigate future occurrences upon Georgia’s citizens.

Governor Deal stated through a news release, “the purpose of the task force is to better prepare our state, its communities and our resources for bad weather.”

George brings more than 43 years of law enforcement experience to the panel. Director George served the Independence, Missouri Police Department for over three decades in a variety of assignments. He became a police officer in March 1970 and was promoted through the ranks, serving as a detective, sergeant, captain and eventually as the Assistant Chief of Police. In 1997, he was named as Chief of Police for the Independence Police Department.

In 2001, Director George was selected by the City of Alpharetta to be its police chief. In 2006, police and fire services were combined to form the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety. Chief George was appointed and continues to serve as the Director of Alpharetta Public Safety.

George stated in a release, “I am grateful to be one of only two municipal police chiefs/ directors to be selected for appointment to Governor Nathan Deal’s weather task force. I am very appreciative of our Governor and I look forward to working with other task force members in an effort to meet our Governor’s expectations and those of our citizens.”

The information in this report was supplied by the City of Alpharetta and edited for publication.


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