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HPD chief's peers present service award
Geoge Stagmeier chief HPD
George Stagmeier has been chief of Hinesville Police for more than 15 years. - photo by File photo

SAVANNAH The Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police has named Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier as the recipient of the GACP Meritorious Service Award.

Stagmeier received the award at the banquet dinner at the association’s summer training conference.

Stagmeier has served as chairman of the District Representatives for GACP for eight years and has supported the state certification program, as well as other professional law enforcement programs.

The chief has served the Hinesville community since 1999. As chief, he oversaw the department achieving state certification in 2006 and has maintained certification ever since. Stagmeier is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.S. in criminal Justice.

“Chief Stagmeier is the kind of chief other chiefs should try to emulate,” outgoing GACP President Keith Glass said. “His dedication to the profession and the community are just a few of his intangible traits that set George apart from his peers. Moreover, his loyalty to his officers and employees is returned in kind by copying Chief Stagmeier characters of being ethical and professional. The Chief’s attitude and warm demeanor foster a culture of respect for others.”

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