Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd was suspended without pay for the rest of the week following a confrontation with County Commissioner Jennifer Husley after Tuesday’s county commission regular session meeting.
Polk County Manager Matt Denton said that he officially reprimanded Dodd for his actions.
Reports stated that Dodd came up to Hulsey after the board meeting and confronted her about a letter of issues within the police department she had presented.
According to WGAA radio in Cedartown Hulsey said thatthat former officer Randy Turner, who she cited she had permission from to bring up the issue , tried to follow that chain of command but his concerns had not been addressed in a letter he sent to Dodd.
Hulsey also gave her support to a proposed referendum to let the voters decide on whether the county needs two law enforcement agencies, or just one.
Dodd is expected to return to the job on Monday.