Office of the Chief of Police

Michael F. Yates

Chief of Police

 

 

Experience:  

28 years of experience in Law Enforcement, 18 of those years in Command Positions and 15 Years of experience as the Chief of Police in agencies ranging in size from 30 to 160 sworn officers.

Specializations:

Narcotics, gang suppression, organized crime, high risk operations, highway drug interdiction, crime reduction and gang prevention strategies.

Education:

BS Criminal Justice – West Georgia College

MPA Justice Administration, Columbus State University

Training:

2000 Plus hours advanced Law Enforcement Training

Georgia Chief’s of Police Command College Class II Graduate

FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY 199th Session

Other:

Executive Certification – Georgia

Instructor Certification – Georgia

Advanced Certification – Arkansas

Senior Chief Certification – Arkansas

Law Enforcement Instructor and College Instructor at Arkansas State University:

High Risk Operations, Organizational Change and Leadership, Drug Interdiction, Search and Seizure, Criminal Investigations

Married 25 years to wife Nancy, two sons, Jacob 24, Adam 22.

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Contact Numbers

Operator: 770-229-6400
Central Services: 770-229-6421
Customer Service: 770-229-6403
Environmental Hotline: 770-229-6625
Planning & Development: 770-233-4130
Police Department: 770-229-6450
Narcotics Tip Line: 678-692-0452
Public Works: 770-229-6603
For Power/Water Outages Call: 770-229-6406
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888