North Augusta announces new director of public safety

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John Thomas was officially recognized as the new North Augusta director of public safety at tonight’s 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.

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Does_it_really_matter 03/02/09 - 08:45 pm
Good luck, Mr.

Good luck, Mr. Thomas...welcome to Mayberry

traveler 03/02/09 - 11:51 pm
Why is it so hard to select

Why is it so hard to select from our own. Why inthe world is it so necessary to bringin an outsider? Dont you have any faith in our own officers to be appointed to that office? please tell me wheremy thinking is wrong....

curly123053 03/03/09 - 12:51 am
Did anybody from withing

Did anybody from withing NADPS apply? Sometimes it helps bringing in somebody else to avoid the "good boy" syndrome too.

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