By Alton Mitchell
One of the most well-known names in the LaFayette Police Department will be getting a new title soon following action by the LaFayette Police Committee on last week and approval by members of the LaFayette City Council.
Lieutenant George Rampey was promoted to the rank of Captain on last week. The promotion comes less than three years after Rampey was promoted from the rank of Sergeant to Lieutenant in the LaFayette Police Department.
Following his promotion in June of 2015 Lt. Rampey told members of the LaFayette City Council that he appreciated their confidence in him and serving the community. That is something that Captain Rampey has demonstrated through his decades of law enforcement in Chambers County.
Captain Rampey has more than 25 years of experience in law enforcement under his belt. His career started with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Department where he worked for four years before moving on to other departments to ultimately settle in LaFayette, where he has worn several hats for various roles in the protection of LaFayette’s citizens.
The promotion was mentioned at last Monday’s city council meeting and approved during a special called meeting on Friday morning following a recommendation by Councilman Michael Ellis. The promotion of Rampey has left a void in his previous position and the city of LaFayette is expected to begin seeking a candidate to fill the void in the near future.