Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle will retire from the department this month and take a position with Georgia’s Department of Juvenile Justice.
Cagle, who spent 23 years with Hall County, will become the DJJ director of planning and preparedness.
DJJ Commissioner Avery Niles said selecting Cagle for the position will give the department the opportunity for stronger safety strategies across the state’s 27 facilities.
“Scott is a valuable person that we can add to our executive staff who’s going to bring a wealth of knowledge to the team,” Niles said.
Cagle will oversee emergency planning for all of the correctional facilities within the department. His retirement with Hall County will take effect Aug. 21.
“I’ve been with Hall County since I was a kid basically. I was fresh out of high school, 18 years old,” Cagle said. “All of my relationships and everything I’ve done is centered around Hall County and Hall County government. There is that apprehension, but hopefully I think I’ve been successful and I can do the same thing with Georgia.”
Niles said his time with Cagle while working in Hall County showed Niles that the retiring fire marshal was a “detailed” and “upright” person to take on emergency planning for DJJ.
“It’s going to be a win-win for both Hall County and the state of Georgia,” Niles said.
The new position with DJJ will begin Sept. 16 for Cagle, which will involve a good amount of traveling around the state’s facilities, Cagle said.
“The biggest thing I'm going to miss about Hall County Fire Services will be my brothers and sisters that I have grown to love and is a part of my family forever,” he said.