At their May 1 city meeting, Carrabelle city commissioners voted unanimously to make Albert Dasher a fulltime police officer.

Chief Craig Kincaid made the request, saying a fulltime officer was needed to replace Eddie Pace who retired.

Kincaid also secured commissioners’ approval to employ two to four part-time officers. He said that during celebrations like Camp Gordon Johnston Days, six officers are needed to control traffic.

 “Chief Kincaid knows what we need and can afford,” said Police Commissioner Olivia Massey.

Dasher, who received law enforcement training at the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy in Havana in 2008, has worked in law enforcement in both Georgia and Florida. He has also worked as a paralegal.

Kincaid told commissioners Dasher has completed more than 400 hours of additional police training on his own including courses in human trafficking, search and interrogation.  - By LOIS SWOBODA