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Former Jefferson police chief keeps his official certification

POSTED: January 28, 2009 12:42 a.m.

Former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn will get to keep his peace officer certification following a settlement with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, according to a consent order.

Glenn agreed to a year’s probation in his next law enforcement job and the POST Council will not revoke Glenn’s certification, provided he does not violate state or federal law, POST rules and policies, and rules or policies set by his next employer.

The POST council serves as a regulatory body for police officers in Georgia, much like the State Bar of Georgia for lawyers or the Georgia Board of Nursing for nurses. It sets the standards for training and certification.

Glenn, a former Hall County sheriff’s deputy and Gainesville police officer, served as chief of the Jefferson Police Department from March 1997 until June 2006, when he was fired following a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into corruption charges.

A Jackson County jury voted to indict Glenn in September 2007, but the indictment was dismissed because he was not permitted to testify. In December 2007, a second grand jury convened and decided not to indict Glenn.



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