Officer Jesse Evans was sworn in as Acworth’s new police chief at the City Council meeting in December. The standing-room-only crowd packed into the Tanyard Creek Overlook room at the Acworth Community Center to witness Mayor Tommy Allegood administer the oath of office to Evans, who took over as head of the police department from retiring Chief Wayne Dennard. Dennard will serve as public safety director until he retires in April. The new chief thanked the mayor, aldermen and city staff for their support in continuing the trajectory and vision for the department. After the meeting, the celebration continued at a reception at The Cowan Historic Mill.