HENRY COUNTY, GA – December 19, 2017 - The Henry County Police Department added five new officers to its ranks after a swearing-in ceremony held on Friday, December 15, 2017 at the Public Safety Headquarters in McDonough. The new officers graduated from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) in Forsyth, after 12 weeks of training at the academy. The officers will receive an additional ten weeks of training with a Field Training Officer (FTO) within the department.

The five new graduates are Josef Harrison, Chris Jones, Chevely Gonzalez, Sirdarius Benton and Jason Love. Officer  Love received the Community Service Award for bringing attention to the issue of Homeless Veterans in the area. Love was also recognized with the Academic Award. The officers were sworn in by Deputy Chief Mark Amerman immediately following the graduation ceremony.