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About the Cobb County Police Department

The Cobb County Police Department has a progressive history that started in 1924. The Cobb County Police Department was established with the appointment of two police officers, who worked for the Sheriff, directing traffic. They occupied a small office in the basement of the "old" courthouse, on the square in Marietta. Today, the Cobb County Police Department has 584 sworn officers and is responsible for the delivery of police service to a diverse population in excess of 600,000 citizens over a 340 square mile area.

 

The Cobb County Police Department is an agency of the Cobb County Department of Public Safety.  The Chief of Police is the Commander of the department and is appointed by the Director of Public Safety, with confirmation by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners.  The Chief of Police may grant or delegate authority to ranking members of the Department as necessary for the efficient operation of the Department.  He has the ultimate responsibility for the preservation of life, property, order, investigation of crime, suppression of criminal activity, and enforcement of state laws and county ordinances.

 

Two Deputy Chiefs of Police, appointed by the Chief, are assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police.  The Deputy Chiefs report directly to the Chief and act on his behalf in his absence.  The Deputy Chiefs exercise authority over all components of the Department and confer regularly with the Chief on operational and administrative matters.

 

One Deputy Chief is responsible for the activities of the Detective Bureau and Administration and the other Deputy Chief is responsible for the activities of the Uniform Bureau.  An Adjutant is assigned to each Deputy Chief.

 

Cobb County is divided into five precincts.  Each precinct is commanded by a Major who is responsible to his precinct within his area of operation for the preservation of life, property, order, initial investigation of crime, suppression of criminal activity, and enforcement of State Law and County Ordinances.  The Precinct Commander is supported by all components of the Department in order to successfully execute these responsibilities.  Shift Lieutenants at each precinct act as Precinct Commander in his absence.     

 

Source:

cobbpolice.com/chief_page.htm

cobbpolice.com/uniform_bureau.htm

cobbpolice.com/history.htm

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