Jefferson Police Chief Joseph Wirthman, has been named the 2018-2019 President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.
He was chosen for the post at the GACP Summer Training Conference in Savannah.
Wirthman has been the police chief in Jefferson for just over 10 years. Prior to that, he worked for the Fort Pierce, Florida, police department. He retired from that position to take the job in Jefferson.
Another Gainesville area lawman, Suwanee Police Chief Mike Jones, was named Outstanding Chief of the Year by the association.
Jones began his law enforcement career with the Rome, Georgia, Police Department in 1974, and has been police chief in Suwanee since 1999.