The mission of the Watkinsville Police Department is to provide an exceptional level of protection to the City. Our responsibilities include enforcing traffic and criminal laws within the City limits while understanding the public’s interest is for the delivery of these services to be community-oriented; thus, providing for a balanced approach to law enforcement. Our officers embrace the idea that we work for, and with, the people of this great City and together we can make our community the best place in Georgia to live, work, play, and retire.
Interim Police Chief
191 VFW Drive
P.O. Box 27
Watkinsville, Georgia 30677
Education: High School (Cave City, Ar.), Tidewater Community College (Criminal Justice), University of Virginia (Criminal Justice), University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute (Government), Georgia College of Economics (Leadership/Development), FBI National Academy 241st Session.
Professional Experience: United States Navy Retired (10 Yr. Active duty, 14 Yr. Reserve duty) 33 Years of unbroken law enforcement service divided between County Sheriff (FL), City Police (GA), Federal (GA/FL). Areas of experience range from Patrol, Traffic Unit, Canine Unit, SWAT/SRT/DIVE Unit’s , Patrol Sergeant, Lieutenant, Bureau/Divisional Commander. Georgia certified Peace Officer, Managerial Certificate. Florida certified Law Enforcement Officer, General Instructor FL/GA, Firearms Instructor FL/GA, Field Training Officer FL/GA, Adjunct Instructor with Florida/Georgia Public Safety Training Academy, GPSTC Police Academy Advisory Board Member, Chemical Weapons Instructor, Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor, GA Health and Wellness Instructor, FL/GA Active Shooter Instructor, RADAR and Lidar Certified, International Open Water Diver (PADI), Pilot Single Engine Land/Complex/High Perf Aircraft.
Personal Information: Husband of 43 years. Loves woodworking, hunting, and travel.