John Thomas was officially recognized as the new North Augusta director of public safety at tonights city council meeting.
Mr. Thomas, of Clinton, S.C., will replace Lee Wetherington, who retired in February after 36 years in the department. He begins April 6.
The 52-year-old will finish out March as the city of Clinton director of public safety where he oversees about 50 employees. Mr. Thomas will be responsible for 52 officers and 18 civilian personnel in North Augusta, said City Administrator Sam Bennett.