The Dalton Police Department presented its newest officer with his badge on Wednesday morning during a brief ceremony at the Dalton Police Services Center. Officer Zach Simpson is taking part in the agency’s Field Training program and will stand before the Public Safety Commission later this month for his final confirmation.
DPD officers gathered in the Training Room at the Police Services Center for the badge pinning ceremony. Officer Simpson received his badge from Chief Jason Parker and then had it pinned to his uniform by his wife, Jessica.
Officer Simpson is new to the Dalton Police Department but not new to the law enforcement profession. Before joining the DPD, he served a year and a half as an officer with the LaFayette Police Department in LaFayette, Georgia. Officer Simpson has roots in the northwest Georgia area, having graduated from Ringgold High School in 2006. He graduated from the Dalton Regional Police Academy in December 2009 as a pre-service candidate. He is currently continuing his studies at Thomas University.
Officer Simpson shakes hands with Chief Jason Parker after having his badge pinned by his wife Jessica