Register was hired as police chief in June, shortly after a study found the department was plagued by low staffing and "perceptions of racism" from the community.
Chief Mike Register comes to Cobb by way of Clayton County, where he served as police chief.
Trump’s controversial statement was made during a speech in which he also highlighted the threat posed by the MS-13 gang, which originated in Los Angeles and it known to target immigrants and refugees from Central America.
Sgt. Dana Pierce, the public information officer for the Cobb Police Department, confirmed that MS-13 has been documented in Cobb recently.
“We are not anticipating receiving additional resources or funding from the federal government to combat gang activity in Cobb County (at this time),” Sgt. Pierce wrote. “We do however, work with several Federal Agencies to combat gang crime and violence. Currently all financial resources used to combat criminal street gang activity come from within Cobb County. “