Suwanee deputy chief honored for nearly 20 years of service

SUWANEE -- A Suwanee deputy chief has been honored by the Georgia Police Accreditation Coalition, received her award for her nearly two decades of service assisting law agencies across the state.

Deputy Chief Janet Moon, with the Suwanee police department since 2001, has helped approximately 40 agencies across the state move toward accreditation or certification.

It's for that dedication that Moon was honored with the Meritorious Service Award.

"Janet has been one of our steadfast members," said GPAC president Cheri Pickard. "No matter what her rank over the years, she has continually attended meetings, contributed and assisted agencies with receiving accreditation."

"She's never too busy to answer a phone call."

The Cedartown native is a former military police officer with the United States Army, beginning her law enforcement career in Rome in 1989. Joining the Suwanee force in 2001, she was promoted to deputy chief in 2006.

She is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

"She's been a wonderful personal mentor for to me," said Pickard, "and has helped bring our organization to another level of professionalism and leadership. She's so deserving of this honor."

GPAC is a state-wide organization aimed at helping police forces meet organizational objectives related to national accreditation and state certification.