Powder Springs chooses police chief

The Powder Springs City Council voted 4-1 Monday to appoint the city’s Interim Police Chief John Robison as the police chief.

Opposed, Councilwoman Nancy Hudson said the council members were not given “adequate time” to review this recommendation of Interim City Manager Pam Conner.

The city’s previous Police Chief Charlie Sewell retired on Dec. 31 after serving in law enforcement for 42 years.

On the city’s police force since 2011 and with the Alpharetta police force from 2002 to 2011, Robison received his bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, his master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and his master’s degree in Justice Administration from Columbus State.

Robison’s annual salary will be $87,720.