It was a time when law enforcement was under a lot of scrutiny, which created a “major trust issue with the public and the police department,” he said.
"I learned quickly of the importance of doing everything that I can in creating a department (that's) in a relationship with the community we serve where they can trust us." In Nov. 2015, he addressed this subject in an op-ed.
Robison, whose desire to get into law enforcement began in high school, said he’s “very blessed” to work for Alpharetta’s well-established, well-connected organization.
Robison received his bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, his master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and—while working in Powder Springs—got his master's degree in Justice Administration from Columbus State. He's pursuing a Doctorate of Public Administration from Valdosta State University.
A previous job in a church that involved counseling training helped prepare Robison for working with the public. He attends West Cobb Church, but is looking for one in Alpharetta, where his family is moving.
Robison has been married for 15 years and has six children— the youngest of whom is about to graduate high school—three grandchildren and a couple dogs.
The new director said he’s available to all citizens and can be reached at email@example.com.