Dalton names Cliff Cason new police chief

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – The Dalton Public Safety Commission named Cliff Cason as the new chief of the city police department.

Cason has been running the department since Jason Parker left in January to become Dalton’s city administrator.

He joined DPD as a patrol officer in 1993.

Cason was promoted to assistant chief in 2015.

“I always thought I’d probably end up being a career sergeant on the streets with patrol officers,” Cason said after Monday morning’s meeting.

“I’m very pleased to have this opportunity and looking forward to finishing the remainder of my career here at the Dalton Police Department as the agency head.”

The Public Safety Commission voted 3-0 with one abstention in favor of promoting Cason to chief.

Captain Chris Cooke, a 22-year veteran of the police department, was the other finalist for the chief’s job.

 

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