Posted: Friday, August 1st 2014 at 8:01am
Jefferson Police Chief named to post with Georgia Police Chiefs’ Assn.
SAVANNAH – Police Chief Joseph Wirthman was sworn in as the new 4th Vice President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. The GACP is the organization that represents Chiefs of Police from across the State of Georgia and, as one of its duties, is responsible for the training and professional development of all Chiefs of Police.
Chief Joseph Wirthman has been the Chief in Jefferson for the past seven and a half years. Prior to his current position, Chief Wirthman worked for the Fort Pierce, Florida, police department. He retired from that position to take the job in Jefferson. Chief Wirthman holds a Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Florida. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute and the Georgia Law Enforcement Exchange Program.
Chief Wirthman is an active member of many professional associations such as the InternationalAssociation of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Florida Criminal Justice Executive Institute Association,where he is a past president. He is a member of several local organizations in the community such as the Kiwanis International, Rotary and the American Legion.
Chief Wirthman has been married to his wife, Kathy, for 23 years and they have three children,Alexandra, Joshua and Taylor.
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