Toccoa Police Chief Jarrell Resigns

Police Chief Tim Jarrell Resigns

Toccoa Police Chief Tim Jarrell has resigned.

Jarrell submitted his resignation to City Manager Billy Morse on Friday. His last day will be December 30th.

In his written resignation, Jarrell said he has accepted a position with the town of Mt. Airy, GA to serve as their Police Chief and City Manager effective January 1.

“During my time here I have developed friendships as well as professional partnerships that will continue throughout my lifetime,” Jarrell wrote. “The men and women of the Toccoa Police Department have been some of the best police officers I have ever known. My time here has been an enjoyable one both personally and professionally.”

Jarrell has been Toccoa’s Police Chief since 2013 when he took over for Jackie Whitmire who retired.

“We appreciate Jarrell’s service to the City along with his leadership of the department,” said City Manager Billy Morse Monday. “I completely understand his desire to make this career change, and while I regret his departure, I wish him well in his next position.”

Morse noted Jarrell’s many contributions during his term as Police Chief, including body cameras for officers, fleet improvement, motel code enforcement and the addition of a K-9 program.

Morse said the City will begin immediately to search for a new police chief to ensure an “appropriate transition of authority.”