Long-Time Hoschton Police Chief Dave Hill has resigned and taken a job with the Jefferson Police Department.
Hill will serve as a Major with the JPD and will be the second in command. He is filling the position vacated several months ago by Gus Backelant.
JPD chief Joe Wirthman introduced Hill to the city council Monday night.
“The nine years I’ve been here (in Hoschton) as chief, I’ve worked very hard to make the right decisions and be frugal with funds, as well as working with the citizen’s needs,” Hill said Tuesday. “It has come to a point in my career where I needed to make a change and Jefferson has given me an opportunity. I’m looking forward to starting with Chief Wirthman.”
Hill’s first day on the job in Jefferson will be May 18.
Hoschton apparently plans to name Capt. Jeremy Howell as acting police chief.
“He has done a great job as second in command here,” Hill said.