Michael F. Yates
Chief of Police
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.
Narcotics, gang suppression, organized crime, high risk operations, highway drug interdiction, crime reduction and gang prevention strategies.
BS Criminal Justice – West Georgia College
MPA Justice Administration, Columbus State University
2000 Plus hours advanced Law Enforcement Training
Georgia Chief’s of Police Command College Class II Graduate
FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY 199th Session
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.