Sen. Albers Commends Director Gary George

Sen. John Albers recognized Gary D. George, Director of the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, for his 50 years of service and leadership with a presentation of Senate Resolution 44 in the Senate today.

Director Georges service to Alpharetta, our state and our nation is truly admirable,said Sen. Albers. He is a role model within the department and our community and serves an instrumental part in keeping Georgians safe. The positive impact he has made on the lives of our citizens will never be forgotten.

Director George is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development course (LEEDS), and Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration and a master’s degree in public affairs ‘public management’ from Park University.

After graduating college, he first began his public service at the Independence, Missouri, Police Department. While serving there, he served as a detective, sergeant, captain, and as the assistant chief of police. In 1997, he was named the department’s chief of police.

On July 1, 2006 he was appointed director of public safety for the City of Alpharetta, Georgia after serving five years as the citys chief of police. As director, he oversees fire, police, and all emergency services for the city. Director George will be retiring from 50 years in army and police uniform on January 31, 2017.