McDONOUGH – The city of McDonough has named Ken Noble as the city’s acting police chief.

Noble was confirmed as acting police chief in a unanimous vote at Monday’s City Council meeting. The move comes after former police Chief Preston Dorsey was named city administrator, replacing Keith Dickerson, who left the position to take a similar job in Clarkesville.

Noble is a 20-year veteran of the McDonough Police Department, having started out as a patrol officer and rose through the ranks to patrol corporal, detective, detective sergeant and finally Mmajor as the Division Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division.

“Acting Chief Noble has shown tremendous leadership during his service with our police department and I am confident that our community will be even better in the future due to the compassion and commitment he displays,” Mayor Billy Copeland said in a release.

“My dedication to law enforcement can be attributed to the values engrained in me during childhood and strengthened during my service in the 82nd Airborne Division,” Noble said in a release. “I have a strong sense of integrity and believe that our community is a great asset and we must treat it as such, showing respect for each and every person we interact with.”

Noble has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Psychology from Liberty University, is qualified as a Criminal and Internal Affairs Investigator, and holds a variety of certifications from the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, including the Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervisory and Management certifications.

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A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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