Special to SEGAZINE
The Nahunta City Council unanimously hired two new part-time officers for the Nahunta Police Department after an extensive vetting process by Police Chief Gene Solano and City Manager Tom Wirth at a called meeting Tuesday.
The two officers were chosen from a field of three candidates. The third candidate was a no-show after taking another job.
Officer Julie Royer has an extensive background having begun her career in Virginia where she worked as a police officer before moving to Georgia in 2006. Her most recent job was on the patrol unit with Glynn County where she has been since 2010. She has canine training and has worked in drug interdiction and has a variety of related trainings and certifications. She also has worked as back-up on high priority calls such as shootings, stabbings and domestic calls. Before working with Glynn County, she worked at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) on contract in the security building. She has a four-year degree in health with a minor in physical education and special education.
Royer chose to apply for the part-time position with Nahunta because the job would give her more time to be involved in activities with her children.
The second candidate, Officer Matt Stallard, hired by the council current also works as an officer in Glynn County. He intends to stay full-time with Glynn County and work in Nahunta part-time. Glynn County works a current schedule with 5 days on and 4 days off which would allow for him to work a Nahunta schedule during his free time.
Stallard has been with Glynn since 2009. He primarily works the traffic unit involving traffic law violations and serious accidents which involve injuries or fatalities. He is also certified for river, beach and kayak patrol. He is CPR certified and has a variety of extensive training including certification in intoxication, taser and accident reconstruction. Stallard also served as a combat lifesaver in the military. Julie Royer,