After 25 years of public service, Hinesville Police Chief George Stagmeier has submitted his retirement papers to city officials.
The announcement was made public at today’s City Council meeting.
Stagmeier graduated from Georgia Southern College in 1977 with a degree in criminal justice. He interned with the Jacksonville Police Department and later took a job with the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office. He started as a deputy and worked his way up to the investigation’s unit. He remained with the LCSO until 1984.
That’s when Stagmeier joined HPD as a Lieutenant.
In March of 1999 Stagmeier was named Chief of Police replacing former Chief Harlon DeLoach who had passed away from a heart attack.
Stagmeier has served as Chief for 19 years. His retirement begins March 1.