DeKalb News: Savannah assistant chief tapped for Chamblee job

Kerry Thomas, one of two assistant chiefs at the Savannah Police Department, has been recommended for the top law enforcement job in Chamblee.

Chamblee city manager Jon Walker announced Wednesday that he recommended Thomas for the police chief role. The mayor and city council must approve.

Thomas, who has more than 30 years of experience within the Savannah Police Department, was selected from a list of 48 applicants received during a national search.

“He projected a calm demeanor, expressed a great depth of knowledge and offered a methodical and results oriented approach to policing,” Walker said in a news release.

Former Chamblee Police Chief Donny Williams retired on July 1.

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