Metter Police Chief Dennis Nelson was sworn in as the new third vice president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police on Tuesday.
The organization that represents police chiefs across Georgia and is responsible for training and professional development of all chiefs.
Nelson has been in law enforcement for the past 34 years. He was appointed chief in Metter in 2011. He also has held executive-level positions in Acworth, Milton and Roswell and has worked for the Forsyth, Gwinnett and Fulton county sheriff's offices. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration, and is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and the Southern Police Institute.
He is an active member of many professional associations, including the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program and Ogeechee Technical College Advisory Board.
"I appreciate the confidence my peers have shown in me by electing me to the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Board," Nelson said. "It is truly an honor, and I am very eager to continue serving the police chiefs of Georgia in this new capacity."
Nelson has been married to his wife, Dawn, for almost 25 years, and they have two adult children, Stephen and Jonathan.