The Atlanta Police Department is pleased to announce the following appointments and transfers effective Dec. 29 when Erika Shields takes office as chief of police.

“This is a time of change at the Atlanta Police Department and I am confident that my new appointments and promotions will bring fresh ideas to the table and these commanders will continue our #1 mission which is to reduce crime in the City of Atlanta,” Shields said. “I know each of them will approach their new positions with a critical eye, seek out improvements and provide new perspectives.”

Deputy Chief

· Deputy Chief Rodney Bryant has been appointed to the rank of Assistant Police Chief. He was previously Deputy Chief of the Community Services Division.
· Major Stacie Gibbs has been appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Support Services Division. She was previously Commander of Corporate Services.
· Major Jeffrey Glazier has been appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of Field Operations. He was previously Commander of Zone 3.
· Major Timothy Quiller has been appointed to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Community Services Division. He was previously in charge of Special Operations.
· Deputy Chief Reginald Mitchell will be in charge of Strategies and Special Projects. He was previously Commander of the Support Services Division.

Major

· Captain Terrell Griffin has been appointed to the rank of Major and will be in charge of Zone 4.
· Captain Bennie McGee has been appointed to the rank of Major and will serve as the new Chief of Staff.
· Captain Celeste Murphy has been appointed to the rank of Major and is the new Commander of the Office of Professional Standards.
· Captain Michael O’Connor has been appointed to the rank of Major and will serve as the Special Enforcement Commander.
· Captain Sharonne Steed has been appointed to the rank of Major and will oversee Corporate Services.
· Major Elder Dancy head the Special Operations Section.
· Major Jonathan Durant will be in command of Zone 3.
· Major Van Hobbs will lead the Code Enforcement Section.
· Major Vincent Moore will head the Information Services Section.
· Major Barry Shaw will be the new Commander of Zone 2.

Captain

· Lieutenant Maurice Bates has been appointed to the rank of Captain and is assigned to Special Enforcement Section.
· Lieutenant Leanne Browning has been appointed to the rank of Captain and will be the Assistant Commander of Zone 3.
· Lieutenant Neil Klotzer has been appointed to the rank of Captain and is the new Assistant Commander of Zone 6.
· Lieutenant Kimberly Payne has been appointed to the rank of Captain and will serve as the Assistant Commander of Code Enforcement.
· Lieutenant David Villaroel has been appointed to the rank of Captain and will be the new Night Commander.
· Captain Michael Butler will be the new Assistant Zone 2 Commander.
· Captain Cliff Johnson will be the new Assistant Zone 1 Commander.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.