From left are Billy Alford, NDP Chief Brent Blankenship, VFW Post 2667 Commander Jeff Bouchard, Sgt. Brian Hodges and Senior Vice Commander John Skinner of VFW Post 2667,
sergeant. Brian Hodges of the Newnan Police Department recently received first place in the VFW Post 2667 Law Enforcement Award.
Hodges also placed first at the state level and will receive this award Feb. 19 at the VFW Mid-Winter Conference in Macon.
Since beginning his career with the Newnan Police Department in 2005 as a patrolman, Hodges has received numerous letters of congratulations.
sergeant. Hodges also served on the Newnan Police Department SWAT team and participated in numerous community events hosted by the department. Hodges also earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and his master’s degree in public administration.
After his promotion to sergeant in 2021, Hodges began a battle with cancer but continued to work while undergoing treatment and successfully completed the three-year evaluation for the NPD with the Georgia Association of Chiefs of police and the GACP program ensuring that all necessary evidence and standards are in place for the NPD to receive its state certification.
“The Town of Newnan and the NDP are grateful for the sacrifices Hodges has made and support him in his battle for health,” Blankenship said. “Hodges exemplified what it means to be a peace officer in the state of Georgia and we couldn’t be more proud of the person he is.”