Suwanee Police Chief Mike Jones (center) was honored in the Georgia Senate for winning the Georgia Chief of the Year award.
Photo: City of Suwanee
Photo: City of Suwanee

Suwanee police chief honored at Capitol for earning top state award

Suwanee’s police chief was honored by the Georgia Senate last week for being named the state’s police chief of the year.

Chief Mike Jones won the Chief of the Year award from the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police in July. Sen. Renee Unterman, of Buford, and Sen. John Albers, of Roswell, sponsored the senate proclamation honoring Jones.

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The proclamation, adopted Jan. 30, recognizes Jones for exhibiting “care, courage, and selfless dedication” in his more than 40 years of police work. Jones began working in law enforcement in 1974, when he joined the Rome Police Department as a dispatcher. Jones became a major with that department before accepting the chief position in Suwanee in 1999. 

“I’m very honored and humbled to be here today,” Jones sid in accepting the proclamation, according to a city press release. “But you can’t do it by yourself. I have good people working for me, I have a wonderful wife who supports what I do, and I have a council and a mayor that supports our police department and gives us the things we need to do our jobs. We believe in community policing – building relationships with our people – and we have that in Suwanee.”

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