Henry County swears in its first certified peace officer

Henry County Sentence Enforcement recently swore in its first certified peace officer. Senior Probation Officer Kinley Wilson was sworn in by Chief State Court Judge Ben Studdard on Feb. 22.

Henry County Sentence Enforcement is the newest department within Henry County having become operational July 1. The department is responsible for providing misdemeanor probation supervision to the State, Superior and Magistrate Courts for Henry County.

Prior to joining Henry County Sentence Enforcement, Wilson served as a probation officer with Dekalb County State Court and also previously served as a probation officer with the Department of Corrections, supervising felony probationers.

Also in attendance at the swearing-In ceremony were several Sentence Enforcement staff, Officer Wilson’s wife, Phonecia Wilson, Judge James Chaffin and State Court Solicitor Trea Pipkin.