The Dalton Public Safety Commission named Cliff Cason the city's new police chief this morning.
The commission held a meeting at 8:30 to choose between Cason and Chris Cooke, according to a Tweet from the department's official account. Cason has worked in the department since 1993. He was the assistant chief under Jason Parker, who left to become the Dalton city manager.
Before his most recent post, Cason worked as a detective, including in the drug unit, and has been a commander over the department's support services division and patrol division. He was the department's acting chief after Parker left.
Cooke, a support services captain, has worked for Dalton police since 1996. He has been a planning and research manager, supervisor of the department's drug unit and patrol division commander.
The public safety commission consists of Bill Weaver, Carlos Calderin, Terry Mathis, Keith Whitworth and Kenneth Willis.
The Dalton City Council will welcome Cason to his new post at tonight's 6 p.m. meeting, according to the agenda.