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New Chief of Police for DeKalb County
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Recently, DeKalb County has announced the appointment of William D. O’Brien as DeKalb County Police Department’s new Chief of Police.

O’Brien is a 25-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department and DeKalb County native; O'Brien graduated from Redan High School in 1981, then attended West Georgia College and DeKalb Community College.

He obtained an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice from DeKalb Technical College and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. He graduated from the 23rd DeKalb County Police Academy in 1985 and has since been a Police Officer Standards and Training certified law enforcement officer.

Chief O’Brien has worked in many capacities within the DeKalb County Police Department, including patrolling the streets of DeKalb County as a Uniformed Patrol Officer. In February 2009, Chief O’Brien was named interim Police Chief of the DeKalb County Police Department and has since improved the operations of a police force which includes more than 1,000 members.       

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