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New Marshal Sworn-in to Serve Valdosta Community

VALDOSTA, GA – The Community Protection Division proudly announces the Swear-in ceremony of Roy Finniessee as Marshal for the City of Valdosta. Judge Baker officially swore in Marshal Finniessee at the Municipal Court on Monday, October 23, 2023, and it was an event filled with pride, commitment, and the promise of unwavering service to our community. 

Marshal Finniessee has been employed with the City of Valdosta for sixteen years. He began his career in the Public Works Department and has now transitioned to the Community Protection Division. As Marshal Finniessee takes on his new responsibilities, our community can be confident that they are in capable hands. He has shown an exemplary ability to handle diverse situations and uphold the values of integrity that our community holds dear. We are confident he will excel in his role, ensuring our residents’ safety and proactive living and upholding the compliance codes with the utmost professionalism.

“We are immensely proud of Marshal Finniessee and his dedication to continue to serve the community,” stated Anetra Riley, manager for the Community Protection Division. “We believe his commitment, sense of duty, and passion will make him an outstanding addition to our team.” 

 Marshal Finniessee was joined by family members, friends, and colleagues to mark this significant milestone in his career. The presence of his loved ones added a heartwarming touch to the occasion, demonstrating the strong bonds of support that Marshal Finniessee enjoys within our community.

The City of Valdosta extends our heartfelt congratulations to Marshal Finniessee and his family. 

Marshal Finniessee’s dedication to the well-being of our community, paired with his experience and the support of our community members, reinforces our confidence in our City’s future safety and security. 

For more information, please contact Anetra Riley, Neighborhood Development and Community Protection Manager, at ariley@valdostacity.com

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