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Lilburn Police Captain Resigns, Chief Searching for New Leader

Effective Feb. 15, Capt. Ben Haynes will no longer work at the Lilburn Police Department.

Capt. Ben Haynes is stepping down from the Lilburn Police Department. (Credit: Patch)
Capt. Ben Haynes is stepping down from the Lilburn Police Department. (Credit: Patch)
(Editor's Note: This article was originally published February 8, 2013.)


Capt. Ben Haynes, who served in that capacity for nearly two years, has resigned from his position at the Lilburn Police Department, according to officials.

In his position, Haynes served as the department's support commander and the public information officer. His last day will be Feb. 15, according to Chief Bruce Hedley.

The chief said that Haynes is leaving to pursue another law enforcement opportunity. And, now the police chief is in the process of conducting a statewide search for Haynes' replacement.

"He served the city of Lilburn with steadfast dedication for the past two years," Hedley said late Friday afternoon. "He's done an exemplary job, and he will be missed.

"But, I do wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors and his professional career. But, in the meantime, he will be leaving a post that is critical to the Lilburn Police Department."

Hedley will assume the role of public information officer until Haynes' replacement is hired. Capt. Mike Johnson, who leads the Operations Division, also remains.

A job posting for the position of captain was posted this week. Interested applicants must apply by March 8.

The full-time position pays $52,451 to $78,677.

The person appointed would manage either the Operations or Support Division. Duties include: criminal investigations, community outreach, internal affairs, training, recruitment and more.

To see the full job posting and to apply check the city of Lilburn website, and scroll down to "employment opportunities."

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Margot Ashley February 08, 2013 at 10:19 PM
This is a great loss to the City of Lilburn and the Lilburn Police Department. Captain Haynes has been a great asset to the city and a friend to the residents. Captain, we wish you well in your new endeavors, but don't forget that we love you and will miss you greatly.
Ethan Rubenstein February 09, 2013 at 03:41 PM
Interesting? He wasn't there that long. huh?
John Henderson February 09, 2013 at 09:54 PM
A major voice of reason in the Lilburn Government Complex, not only the Police Department. Evidence of the Mayor and Police Chief changing the fabric of Lilburn. Unfortunately with only 11% of Lilburn registered voters voting in the last local election a select few are speaking for the community. Captain Haynes will be an asset to his new department.
Ethan Rubenstein February 12, 2013 at 11:39 AM
Anyone with a hint of ethics or integrity won't last long in this administration. Let's see who the vacancy is Given to. Likely a cousin/buddy from Atlanta PD. Are we better off than we were 4 years ago?
Mama Rubenstein February 15, 2013 at 01:56 AM
Ethan this is your mother. I told you to get out of the basement and off that computer! You are suppose to be looking for a job. At least you were on Patch and not that porn stuff.
Ethan Rubenstein February 15, 2013 at 04:23 PM
yeees mama...

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