The Bainbridge City Council recently welcomed a new Bainbridge Public Safety officer and congratulated two veteran BPS officers on their hard work.
Mayor Pro Tempore Don Whaley swore in Jessica Richardson as a new Bainbridge Public Safety officer. Richardson had previously certified as a firefighter and recently completed Georgia police academy. She also recently earned certification as a medical first responder.
Richardson is a native of Bainbridge and a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. She was also active in the Air Force Junior ROTC program at Bainbridge High School.
Welch recognized as City of Bainbridge’s Employee of the Quarter
BPS Major Doyle Welch was recognized as the City of Bainbridge’s Employee of the Quarter for the period of October-December 2014.
Deputy Fire Chief Doyle Welch was also promoted to Major over Fire Prevention/Code Enforcement Division. Welch is now charged with overseeing Code Enforcement as well as vehicle maintenance and all fire education and prevention programs. Welch has worked with Bainbridge Public Safety since 1989.
Some of the roles Welch has served in during his career at BPS include patrolman, assistant fire chief and firefighting training officer.
He also serves as the commander of the Bainbridge-Decatur County Hazardous Materials Team, which is comprised of BPS officers and Decatur County Fire and Rescue firefighters.
Cutchin honored as City of Bainbridge Employee of the Quarter
BPS Captain David Cutchin was recognized as the City of Bainbridge’s Employee of the Quarter for the period of January-March 2015. He is a patrol supervisor who has worked with the department for a number of years.
Cutchin is a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. He recently taught a course training fellow officers to become certified as medical first responders, thus better equipping them to deal with potentially life-threatening situations.
See related article about Captain Cutchin from June 2014: Bainbridge officer revives man who had no signs of life