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Heath DPS announces Captain Brandon Seery as Interim Chief

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Heath City Manager Aretha Adams today announced that Department of Public Safety Captain Brandon Seery will serve as Interim Chief of the department of 23 officers who are triple certified as fire fighters, police officers and EMTs upon the retirement of Chief Terry Garrett.

“Brandon Seery has an exemplary record of service, and we are confident in his ability to successfully fill this role,” said Adams, who noted the city is conducting a national search for a permanent Chief of DPS. “He is a strong leader with proven expertise, exceptional communication skills and a genuine commitment to the welfare and safety of his officers and our citizens, businesses and visitors.”

Interim Chief Seery was promoted to Captain in March 2020.  He had previously supervised police and fire operations for his shift as a sergeant and is a recipient of the City of Heath’s Officer of the Year Award.

Interim Chief Seery has implemented numerous programs for Heath DPS including body-worn cameras and policy, Taser training and use of force policy, and electronic ticket writing. He instructs and certifies officers on the use of force and is the fleet, equipment and in-car video and body-worn camera administrator.

“We will miss Chief Garrett and his leadership, but I am honored to be entrusted to serve our city in this capacity,” said Interim Chief Seery. “I will work diligently to make sure Heath DPS continues to provide exemplary public safety to our community.”

“Brandon Seery continues to impress us, and he is an excellent choice for leading the department during this time,” said Mayor Kelson Elam. “He can expect the full support of our City Council as he and his officers put their own personal safety on the line every day to protect our community.”

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