Dieppa has worked for the Miami-Dade police department for 27 years.
“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the Chamblee Police Department and honored to serve our community,” Dieppa said in a statement. “I look forward to getting started and building on the agency’s tradition of excellence.”
Chamblee Mayor Brian Mock said Dieppa stood out in interviews with City Council, staff and rank-and-file officers. Dieppa was one of six finalists.
Mock said they liked that Dieppa had a range of experience and are excited for him to start.
“He assured us he is not a desk chief, he’s an out-in-the-field chief,” Mock said.
The department has about 70 sworn officers. It just increased its starting officer pay to $65,800, an increase of $10,000. Existing officers all saw a corresponding salary increase.
Dieppa will be paid a salary of $170,000, a city spokeswoman said.