SGTC Law Enforcement graduate sworn in as Oglethorpe Police Chief

August 23, 2017
Rachel Hart, Mike Cheokas and Brett Murray pose for picture
Rachel Hart, the new Police Chief for Oglethorpe, center, is shown above with (l to r) South Georgia Technical College Foundation Board of Trustee member Mike Cheokas and SGTC Law Enforcement Academy Director Brett Murray as they presented her with the Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Scholarship certificate from the South Georgia Tech Law Enforcement Academy graduation in May 2013.

South Georgia Technical College 2013 Law Enforcement Academy graduate Rachael Hart of Macon County was sworn in as the Police Chief of Oglethorpe recently. Hart was the initial Lou Crouch Law Enforcement Academy Scholarship recipient at South Georgia Technical College in Americus.
Hart replaces long-time Police Chief Harold Cannon who passed away earlier this year. Chief Cannon was remembered during the ceremony and Cannon’s son, Byron Police Chief Wesley Cannon, and Hart’s previous boss Reynolds Police Chief Lonnie Holder, were at the ceremony and pinned the chief’s insignia on Hart after she was sworn in.
After graduation from the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy, Hart began her law enforcement career in Reynolds. She returned to Macon County and went to work with the Oglethorpe Police Department.
In addition to being a POST certified officer from the South Georgia Technical College Law Enforcement Academy, Hart is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician. She also has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Georgia Southwestern University. She was honored at the Law Enforcement Academy for having the highest GPA, and was also the first recipient of the Lou Crouch Scholarship at South Georgia Technical College.