DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Dahlonega has a new city marshal.
Judge Raymond George administered the oath of office to veteran law enforcement officer Jeff D. Branyon during Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Branyon is a graduate of the University of Georgia who has worked in law enforcement for many years in Gwinnett, Clarke, Hall and Lumpkin counties. He also served with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. In Gwinnett County, Branyon managed the Crime Scene Investigations for seven years.
The city marshal position was deactivated several years ago, but with the growth of the city, council members felt there was a need for a city marshal.
Branyon will enforce city ordinances and coordinate with and support public safety efforts of local, area and state law enforcement agencies.
A long line of law enforcement officers, including Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard, have held the position.
Branyon has been married to his wife, Jodi, for 26 years. They have three children of college and high school age.
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