Nick Welden steps aside as police chief to devote time to campaign
March 30, 2018
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Nick Welden steps aside as police chief to devote time to campaign

PHOTO: Republican candidate for DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden addressing a crowd in Henagar last night. (Tyler Pruett | Southern Torch)

By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor

VALLEY HEAD, Ala. — Valley Head Police Chief Nick Welden is announcing today that he is officially stepping aside to devote his time to pursuing the Republican nomination for DeKalb County Sheriff.

“I’m stepping aside to focus on my campaign. Running a campaign is a full time job, and being a full time Police Chief requires a lot of attention. It’s best for the citizens of Valley Head that I step aside while I pursue what’s best for the entire county,” said Welden.

Welden discussed his time as Valley Head Police Chief: “Since I’ve been there, we’ve had 7 day a week coverage, received two brand new vehicles, and now have more officers than we’ve had in a decade. Our police force has also worked closely with and supported the surrounding towns.”

“It’s been more than a job and it’s even more than just law enforcement; it’s been about one-on-one policing in the community. Which is what we hope to bring about in the entire county,” said Welden. “It’s been a blessing to be a part of such a great town; I’ve made many great friends.”

“I’d like to thank the Mayor and Town Council for having faith in me and appointing me to this position. I hope I’ve fulfilled their expectations,” concluded Welden.

Ron Ogletree will be serving as the interim Police Chief until the Town Council and Mayor makes an official decision on Welden’s successor.

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