Former Denmark resident Everett Spellman has been appointed assistant chief of the Gwinnett County Police Department, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Spellman is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Spellman Jr., formerly of Denmark.
Spellman began his career with the Gwinnett County Police Department on Dec. 17, 1998, as a recruit. He was a member of the 40th Police Academy.
Spellman has served in numerous units in the department, including the East Precinct, the North Precinct, the DUI (Driving under the Influence) Task Force, the K-9 Unit, the Gang Intervention Team, the Training Section and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.
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Spellman was promoted to corporal on in 2001, to sergeant in 2005, to lieutenant in 2013 and to major in 2017. He has been named Officer of the Month twice and has received the Chief’s Unit Citation three times.
He also received the Georgia Tactical Officers Association Unit Citation and the Distinguished Service Medal in 2013.
Spellman is a graduate of Denmark-Olar High School, an undergraduate of Western Carolina University, and he earned a masters in law enforcement public administration from Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga.