HENRY COUNTY, GA- February 5, 2018-- County Manager Cheri Hobson-Matthews swore in newly promoted Police Chief, Mark Amerman on February 2 in a ceremony held at the County Administration Building in McDonough.

Amerman, Henry County’s ninth police chief shared his remarks on becoming Chief of Police, after the presentation of a ceremonial pinning.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be the next Henry County Police Chief. I am truly humbled,” said Amerman. “My vision for the county is to continue to develop the employees that we have and have them strive for excellence. To help me make that happen is my next deputy police chief, Mike Ireland.”

Amerman administered an oath to Ireland, who was promoted from his role as a Major working in the Internal Affairs Unit as Division Commander. Then Ireland expressed his gratitude to the county managers and also thanked fellow officers for their support in helping him reach his new appointment.

The newly installed officers were surrounded by family as they received their pins. Members of the community, elected officials and county department heads and staff were on hand for the recognition ceremony.

For more information regarding the Henry County Police Department, please visit henrycountypolicedepartment.org.