Residents will soon notice that the Village of Oreana Police Department has undergone some changes. First, our vehicle has been re-lettered for better identification as the “Oreana Police” Vehicle. In addition, Oreana will now directly employ part-time officers to patrol the Village. Officers will still be dispatched the same way — continue to call 9-1-1 for emergencies, and 424-1311 for non-emergency issues.
At tonight’s Village Board Meeting, Mayor Keathley appointed two new police officers to serve the Village. Officer Mark Rade and Office Keith Mullins have been sworn in and will start their service immediately. The appointments were unanimously approved by the Village Board.
Officer Mark Rade retired from the Macon County Sheriff’s Office earlier this year. Officer Rade has decades of experience in law enforcement and is very familiar with Oreana as he previously served Oreana as a Deputy Sheriff.
Officer Keith Mullins retired from the Decatur Police Department last year and also has extensive experience in law enforcement. During his tenure with the Decatur Police, Officer Mullins serves as a field training officer, and Master Firearms Instructor. Officer Mullins currently lives in Oreana.
I am excited to welcome these Officers to Oreana and look forward to their service.
Mayor Aaron Keathley