J. Register, Interim Chief of Police & Support Services
Interim Chief of Police
Deputy Chief of Police in charge of the Support Services Command
is responsible for the operations of the E911
/ Communications Division, Administrative
Services Division and the Special
Services Division of the Clayton County Police Department and
reports directly to the Chief of Police. Each of the three Divisions
that the Deputy Chief oversees are commanded by a Police Major who
reports to the Deputy Chief.
Chief Michael J. Register joined the Clayton County Police Department
with more than 25 years of law enforcement related experience, and
also 22 years of military service to include combat operations in
Afghanistan. Deputy Chief Register believes the modern police department
must take a "whole of government" approach by partnering with other
government entities and the community to improve the quality of
life for its citizens, make the community safer and attract new
business to the area.
Prior to joining the Clayton County Police Department, Deputy Chief
Register managed a law enforcement centric program at the Pentagon
in Washington D.C. that was responsible for locating and identifying
individuals and criminal and terrorist organizations globally that
facilitated, funded or used improvised explosive devices (IEDs)
to threaten the security and stability of the United States and
its partners. He also assisted in advising U.S. government, partner
nations and law enforcement organizations such as the New York Police
Department and the Los Angeles Police Department in counter-terrorism
Prior to his position at the Pentagon, Deputy Chief Register retired
from the Cobb County Police Department as a Lieutenant in 2005,
where he had been instrumental in development of the departments
Georgia P.O.S.T mandated Police Academy, and also worked in the
department's Special Operations Unit to include stints on SWAT,
the Crime Suppression Unit and Tactical Team. Deputy Chief Register
also served 22 years in the U.S. Army Special Operations community,
where he was a member of the 11th and 20th Special Forces Group
and deployed to over nineteen countries, to include combat operations
in 2003 in Afghanistan where he served on a Special Forces mobile
Deputy Chief Register holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration
from Columbus State University, and is also a graduate of the Georgia
Law Enforcement Command College, where he is currently an adjunct
instructor. He is currently seeking a Doctorate from George Mason
University in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. He is a certified
Georgia P.O.S.T Instructor with specialized instructor certificates
in Defensive Tactics, Emergency Medical, Firearms and Driver Training.
Deputy Chief Register is a member of the International Association
of Chiefs of Police and the Georgia Chiefs Association.
V. Hawkins, Deputy Chief of Police - Field Operations Command
Deputy Chief of Police
The Deputy Chief of Police in charge of the Field Operations Command
is responsible for the operations of the Uniform
Patrol Division, Narcotics
Division, and the Criminal
of the Clayton County Police Department and reports directly
to the Chief of Police. Each of the three Divisions that the Deputy
Chief oversees are commanded by a Police Major who reports to the
Chief Gina V. Hawkins joins the Clayton County Police Department
with 25 years of experience in the field of Law Enforcement. Prior
to joining the Clayton County Police Department Deputy Chief Hawkins
started her career in 1988 with the City of Atlanta Police Department.
While at the City of Atlanta, Deputy Chief Hawkins gained experience
in a variety of positions from Patrol, Crime Analysis, Investigations
and Internal Affairs. Deputy Chief Hawkins retired in June 2006
from the City of Atlanta as the Assistant Zone Commander of Zone
Three Precinct and went to assist the City of Sandy Springs to develop
their newly formed Police Department.
The City of Sandy Springs Police Department started July 1, 2006
and Deputy Chief Hawkins was instrumental in establishing procedures
and practices for an efficient, forward thinking police department.
While at the City of Sandy Springs Police Department, Deputy Chief
Hawkins commanded a variety of units from Patrol, Internal Affairs,
and Administrative Services.
Deputy Chief Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal
Justice from Georgia State University, and a Master of Science in
Management degree from John Hopkins University’s award winning Public
Safety Leadership Program which focused on the latest, most relevant
public safety leadership issues.
Deputy Chief Hawkins graduated from the Senior Management Institute
for Police hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum Program
in Boston and is also a graduate of the F.B.I National Associates
Academy class session 252. She is a P.O.S.T certified instructor
and speaks Spanish as her second language. Deputy Chief Hawkins
is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police,
the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, SMIP PERF and FBINAA
Kenneth H. Green, Legal Advisor
Legal Advisor keeps abreast of recent court decisions involving
criminal prosecution and civil resolution. The Legal Advisor assists
in implementing Departmental Directives and Policy and Procedure
and prepares handouts for officers on court decisions affecting
police operations. The Legal Advisor can assist officers on points
of law and preparation of cases, render legal advice concerning
personnel matters, advise the Chief of Police regarding status of
pending litigation involving Police Department activities, and prepare,
draft and review agreements, ordinances, resolutions, contracts,
and other legal documents and instruments on behalf of Police Department.
Kenneth H. Green graduated Brown High School in Atlanta in 1968
and did his undergraduate work at Clayton State College and Georgia
State University. Mr. Green graduated from Atlanta Law School in
1980 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in June 1980.
He has practiced law in the Atlanta area since that time. His areas
of practice include personal injury and general litigation.
Ken Green began his career in law enforcement as a Patrolman with
the City of Atlanta Police Department in May 1969. Ken Green rose
to the rank of Major in the City of Atlanta Police Department and
was in charge of the Zone 2 Precinct encompassing north Atlanta
and the Buckhead area when he retired in 1998 with 29 years of service.
Ken Green joined the Clayton County Police Department in April 2001
as the Legal Advisor.
of Professional Standards
goal of the Office of Professional Standards is to insure that the
integrity of the department is maintained through a system of internal
discipline where objectivity, fairness, and justice are assured
by an intensive, impartial investigation and review process.
The Office of Professional Standards is assigned to the Chief's
Staff and its commanding officer reports directly to the Chief of
Police. Employees are assigned to this unit by the Chief of Police
and serve at the pleasure of the Chief. Read
Statement, Vision Statement and Agency Values
Statement - The Clayton County Police Department is committed to
Honor, Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism; in providing
police services to the citizens of Clayton County. We shall enforce
the laws and ordinances in a fair, compassionate, ethical and impartial
manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our
authority, and respecting the constitutional rights of all persons.
Vision Statement - The Clayton County Police Department is dedicated
to establishing safer communities by building community partnerships
based on a foundation of trust, confidence and communication. Integrating
these partnerships with the skills and knowledge of our officers,
investigators, and technology, will assure a safer and better quality
of life in Clayton County.
Agency Values - Honor, Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism.