Retired APD officer named new Fulton County Sheriff’s Office commander

3:27 p.m Friday, March 31, 2017 Neighborhoods
Retired Atlanta Police Department officer Shawn Jones is the new commander of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office law enforcement division.

Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson has named retired Atlanta Police Department Assistant Chief Shawn Jones as the new commander of the law enforcement division.

The newly-titled Lieutenant Colonel Jones recently retired from APD after 30 years. He began the new job March 22.

MORE: How healthy is Fulton? New study ranks Ga.’s counties
MORE: Atlanta inmate sentenced for committing tax fraud with smuggled phone

“Most of the supervisors are new,” Jones said in a news release. “I’m in the process of doing an assessment of the areas to see what is working and what can be enhanced...[analyzing] how can we continue to get better, improve processes, and we will come back to evaluate again.”  

The FCSO law enforcement division encompasses warrant service, special operations and investigative sections.