DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — Douglas County officials announced Wednesday that the county fire chief had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation.
Douglas County Fire/EMS Chief Roderick Joivette was placed on leave, county leaders said, while they investigate the department’s hiring process.
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“Douglas County Fire/EMS Chief Roderick Jolivette has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the completion of an investigation of the Department’s hiring process,” county leaders wrote in a statement. “Deputy Fire Chief, Dr. Miles Allen, will be in command until further notice.”
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The government did not provide further information regarding the investigation and what led them to conduct it.
Joviette is a 34-year fire and emergency services veteran. He is also the department’s first Black fire chief.
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