SGTC law enforcement graduate sworn in as Oglethorpe Police Chief

Published 9:50 am Tuesday, September 5, 2017

AMERICUS — South Georgia Technical College 2013 Law Enforcement Academy graduate Rachael Hart of Macon County was sworn in as the police chief of Oglethorpe recently. Hart was the initial Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship recipient at South Georgia Technical College (SGTC) in Americus.
Hart replaces long-time Police Chief Harold Cannon who died earlier this year. Cannon was remembered during the ceremony and Cannon’s son, Byron Police Chief Wesley Cannon, and Hart’s previous boss Reynolds Police Chief Lonnie Holder, were at the ceremony and pinned the chief’s insignia on Hart after she was sworn in.
After graduation from the SGTC Law Enforcement Academy, Hart began her law enforcement career in Reynolds. She returned to Macon County and went to work with the Oglethorpe Police Department.
In addition to being a POST certified officer from the SGTC Law Enforcement Academy, Hart is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She also has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern University. She was honored at the Law Enforcement Academy for having the highest GPA, and was also the first recipient of the Lou Crouch Scholarship at SGTC.