Centerville council tinkers with job titles

Telegraph correspondentMarch 4, 2014 

CENTERVILLE -- The City Council approved job descriptions and titles during its regular meeting Tuesday, which shifted roles and created assistant chiefs in the city’s police and fire departments.

The council authorized a request from the police department to create the position of “code enforcement officer/patrol officer” from the previous single position of code enforcement officer.

The changes are being made upon the retirement of Capt. Randall Jennings, who held the code enforcement position.

Officer Jason Keller will be the new code enforcement officer/patrol officer, who will work a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. shift Monday through Friday.

Keller’s office will be in Centerville’s new municipal court facility -- the city’s old library building -- which sits in front of the city’s new law enforcement center and next to City Hall. Keller also will help provide security at the Municipal Court building.

Police Capt. Roger Hayes also received a new job description for his role as accreditation manager.

Hayes, who has formerly been a part-time employee of the department but now works full time, will help the department attain full accreditation with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Hayes already has been helping the department with accreditation as well as with officer training.

Assistant chief titles are being added to personnel already acting as assistant chiefs in both the police and fire departments. The assistant titles were removed from the departments in years past when Centerville’s police and fire departments were combined under a single department of public safety.

As of Tuesday, Maj. W.G. Cooley has the designation of assistant chief of police, and Capt. David Bostick is the fire department’s newly designated assistant chief.

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