From Glynn County:
GLYNN COUNTY Ga, In a letter to Glynn County Manager Alan Ours dated January 7, 2021, Glynn County Police Chief Jay Wiggins announced his upcoming retirement from Glynn County. Chief Wiggins stated that he is retiring to explore other opportunities that have been made available to him. Chief Wiggins has served Glynn County in public safety for 31 years, beginning with the Glynn County Police Department, rising to the rank of Captain, then transitioning to the Glynn County Emergency Management Agency, before being appointed Chief of Police.
Mr. Ours stated, “I thank Jay for his service during a tumultuous time in the Glynn County Police Department’s history. During these ten months, he and his staff were able to recruit 24 new officers, change to a 10-hour shift schedule, provide additional training for the officers, invest in new equipment such as in-car cameras, body cameras and tasers, and the policies of the Department have been updated. Chief Wiggins continued to move the department towards community policing fundamentals by engaging with the public through virtual town halls and other innovative strategies during the pandemic. These changes help to bring more stability to the department and together will serve as a catalyst for improving public trust. Jay was the right person at the right time to steady the ship, and we wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
Chief Wiggins retirement will be effective as of Sunday, January 31, 2021. Chief Wiggins’ resignation letter is attached.