Dunwoody new police officers
Dunwoody Mayor Denny Shortal swore in three new police officers at the City Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. From left are Shortal, Pam Tallmadge, Jim Riticher, Officer Guinevere Wiencek, Doug Thompson, Officer Michael Vermillion, Terry Nall, Officer Justin Hensal and Lynn Deutsch. (Photo Dyana Bagby)

The Dunwoody Police Department is three more officers strong.

At the Jan. 25 City Council meeting, Mayor Denny Shortal swore in the new officers: Officer Michael Vermillion, Officer Justin Hensal and Officer Guinevere Wiencek.

Chief Billy Grogan introduced the officers to the council with a brief background on each:

Officer Vermillion comes to Dunwoody from the Atlanta Police Department where he served for more than five years. Prior to Atlanta Police, he served a year as a detention officer with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office. He has a BA in Psychology.

Officer Hensal is also from the Atlanta Police Department with over six years of experience. He was last assigned to the Atlanta Proactive Enforcement Interdiction (APEX) unit. APEX officers analyze data to identify violent crime patterns. By doing so, the unit works to prevent violent crimes and arrest violent criminals. Hensal is pursuing a BA in Criminal Justice.

Officer Wiencek comes to Dunwoody from the Gwinnett County Police Department and has over four years of experience. Wiencek has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Berry College and an MBA from Kennesaw State University.

The Dunwoody Police Department has some 51 police officers.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.

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