LaFayette police chief announces retirement

Published 3:06 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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The LaFayette City Council discussed the retirement of LaFayette Police Chief George Rampey during Monday’s council meeting. 

Rampey announced he would be retiring from the police force in March of this year after 30 years in law enforcement in the county. The council members thanked Rampey for his time as chief.

Mayor Kenneth Vines — himself a former police chief for LaFayette — also thanked Rampey for his service to the city, referencing the hard work and danger of the professional. 

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“I would like to thank the chief for 30 years of service,” Vines said. 

Rampey began his career as a correctional officer at the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office. He served with the police department for 21 years. 

He was made captain before being made police chief in 2018 by District Judge Calvin Milford. 

Attorney Mac Tucker recommended the council accept Rampey’s resignation and request that the police committee meet to begin searching for an interim police chief to take over while they wait for applications for a new police chief.

Councilwoman Tammie Williams, chairman of the police committee, said in the meeting that she would set up a time soon. During the last search for a police chief, the city chose a three-person police committee that has the job of reviewing applicant qualifications.