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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — Young Harris College’s Police Department recently partnered with the Hiawassee Police Department to sign a memorandum of understanding. This written agreement between the two agencies allows them to provide law enforcement support to one another when needed. 

“I am very pleased and excited about the memorandum of understanding with the Hiawassee Police Department,” said YHC Police Chief Ken Henderson. “We seek to have a good working relationship with all neighboring agencies. Thank you to Mayor Liz Ordiales, Chief Paul Smith and the officers of the Hiawassee Police Department for their support with this agreement. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.”

Hiawassee Police Chief Paul Smith said, “We never know what to expect from day to day in this line of work, but knowing that we can rely on each other for assistance is a great relief. It has always been a priority at the Hiawassee Police Department to support and work closely with our neighboring jurisdictions. In small and isolated communities like ours, who else can you turn to but your neighbor? The YHC Police Department has always been a great neighbor.”

For more information, the YHC Police Department can be reached at (706) 379-4569.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit