The new year brings changes to the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office, including a retirement and a new appointment.
Chief Civil Deputy Debbie Allison retired Dec. 31 after more than 30 years of service. In a press release, Sheriff Scott Johnson thanked Allison for her service and work ethic, “always treating issues as if they were her personal responsibility.”
Denise Rowlett was appointed as Allison’s replacement. Rowlett has been with the department more than 14 years and has served as deputy director of emergency management since 2008. The chief civil deputy is responsible for civil, financial and administration operations within the office.
To replace Rowlett in emergency management, Johnson appointed former Pacific County Fair Manager Scott McDougall. He comes with a background in the fire service.