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Wyatt, Nichols sworn in as CPD officers
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Covington Mayor Ronnie Johnston swears in Covington Police Department Officers Michael Wyatt and Kinsley Nichols during the Nov. 12 council meeting. - photo by Submitted Photo

COVINGTON, Ga. — The Covington Police Department gained two officers Tuesday night, Nov. 12, when Mayor Ronnie Johnston swore in Michael Wyatt Jr. and Kinsley Nichols.

CPD Chief Stacey Cotton took to the podium to announce the city's newest officers, saying it was "always an honor to be able to recognize the swearing in, taking an oath of office for new police officers."

Wyatt was no stranger to the law enforcement scene when he arrived in Covington, having previously worked for the Jasper County Sheriff's Office. 

"He's already been able to come to work and go to work," Cotton said. "We're excited about him."

Nichols, who recently graduated from the police academy, is the granddaughter of Joe Nichols, retired Newton County sheriff. 

"We're honored to have her as second-generation law enforcement," Cotton said.

Wyatt and Nichols stood side by side — in front of Johnston — as they took an oath to protect the city of Covington.