Dalton PD welcomes four new officers to the department

The Dalton Police Department’s four newest officers were confirmed by a unanimous vote of the city’s Public Safety Commission Tuesday morning. Officers Daniel Cobb, Nicolas Ellenburg, Fatima Fraire, and Ruben Ruiz recently completed their basic law enforcement training at the state’s Public Safety Training Center. 

Officer Daniel Cobb is a Marine Corps veteran and a 2007 graduate of Northwest Whitfield High School. In addition to his military service, Officer Cobb has worked for a number of companies in the Dalton area, most recently as a mobile service technician for Ryder Transportation. 

Officer Nicolas Ellenburg is also from northwest Georgia, graduating in 2011 from Trion High School. He is also a veteran, serving in the US Army and the Georgia National Guard. Before joining the DPD, he most recently worked with the Hamilton County Department of Education in Chattanooga. 

Officer Fatima Fraire is also a veteran, serving in the US Army National Guard. She graduated in 2019 from Coahulla Creek High School here in Whitfield County. In addition to her military service, she also worked for Hamilton Medical Center as a pharmacy technician before joining the police department. 

Officer Ruben Ruiz also comes to the police department from the Dalton area. He is a graduate of Dalton High School and a May 2022 graduate of Dalton State College. Before coming to the police department, he worked first as a team leader and manager at Wendy’s and then for 7 years as a lead/supervisor with Engineered Floors. 

All four officers were confirmed by a unanimous 4-0 vote of the Public Safety Commission. Chairman Terry Mathis typically only votes in the event of a tie. 

The Dalton Public Safety Commission is comprised of Chairman Terry Mathis, Alex Brown, Anthony Walker, Bill Weaver, and Truman Whitfield.

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