Following the resignation of Twin City’s former police chief Randal J. Beach, the vacant capacity has since been filled as of August 12 by law enforcement officer, Hank Whiters.
Prior to accepting his current position as chief, Whiters occupied a sergeant position with Millen Police Department. Precedent to his Millen career, Whiters served the City of Twin City as assistant chief under the leadership of police chief Johnny Lane. Holding extensive experience in his line of duty, Whiters has dedicated approximately 33 years of his life to serving the public as a law enforcement officer.
“I’ve always held an interest in law enforcement since I was young. I entered the field as a campus officer while attending college at Savannah State, and later transferred over to city police,” he explained.
When speaking to Whiters on job perks as a police officer, he states that interaction with local youth makes top list in his book. Since accepting the Twin City job offer, he can often be found directing traffic within the Highway 80 school zone of Twin City schools during morning drop-off and afternoon dismissal times.
“Most children within the area call me ‘the candy man’ because I always present them with a sucker or some sort of candy when coming in contact,” Whiters further commented.
Apart from his professional career statuses and being labeled ‘the candy man’, Whiters holds quite a few other titles such as husband, father, and grandfather. He and his wife are residents of Millen, and, together, they have two daughters and three grandsons. Other subtitles of Chief Whiters include brother, having been born nine of twelve children, and being a Perry, GA, native.
Serving Twin City as chief of police, Whiters states the following:
“My intention here is to make every law enforcement agency around the state, around the country, maybe, even the world, jealous of Twin City.”