Sweetwaterâ€™s new Chief of Police, Brian Frieda, was officially sworn in to office on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, in the city commission room at City Hall by Sweetwater Mayor Greg Wortham. Many members of the community and the new chiefâ€™s family were in attendance at the ceremony.
Chief Frieda will replace Chief of Police Jim Kelley, who retired on Monday, April 30, 2012, after 34 years of service to the Sweetwater Police Department and 28 years as the chief.
City Manager Eddie Brown said that the city is happy to have Chief Frieda on board.
â€śMy family and I are really happy to be here and we are really excited about what we are coming to,â€ť said Chief Frieda. â€śEveryone we have met so far has made us feel very welcome.