GUIN - Guin Police Chief Doug Webb introduced a new hire to the Guin Police Department during the Monday, Oct. 21, Guin City Council meeting.
The mayor pro-tem, councilman Bobby Bellew, was filling in for Guin Mayor Max Maddox, who was absent. Councilmen Gary Randolph and Troy Hightower were also not present.
Webb said the department accepted applications for the position from January through February 2019 and performed background checks on the applicants. Webb said 17 people applied for the position and seven showed up for the physical training test. Four of the seven passed the test and those four were interviewed for the position.
From those four Webb hired Tarius Walker. Walker is a 2018 graduate of Marion County High School. Walker will begin police academy training on Jan. 6, 2020. Training ends on April 2, Webb said. Bellew and the councilmen congratulated Walker and welcomed him to the Guin PD.
The council also discussed the cost of repairing and replacing fire hydrants around the town. Councilman Jerry Gann asked if the council could pass a resolution to repair two hydrants.
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