Demorest Police top in the state for 5th year in a row

(Demorest Police Department/Facebook)

The City of Demorest Police Department took home first place in the Georgia Governor’s Challenge awards banquet in the 1-10 officers category Friday night. This is the banquet’s 22nd year, and Demorest’s fifth consecutive year receiving this award.

The Demorest Police Department took home first place in the state for category 1 departments, which is for police departments with 1-10 officers. (Demorest Police Department/Facebook)

The Demorest Police Department has overcome a lot over the past year, with their police chief being fired in April of 2020 and then reinstated in May.

“Our department placed first in our category of 1-10 officers thanks to the hard work and dedication of our officers for their efforts in traffic safety,” the police department wrote in a Facebook post.

The challenge, according to the GGC website, highlights achievements in highway safety enforcement and education.

“Our Police Department always makes us proud,” says Demorest City Manager Kim Simonds. “They work hard through receiving the necessary training, obtaining various grants, staying up-to-date on laws and statutes, and generally serving the City of Demorest day and night in their role of law enforcement. But anyone who knows our officers knows it’s more than that. They care about the City and Demorest citizens. They are #1 in state and #1 in our hearts. We agree – they are the best.”

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