Chamblee Assistant Police Chief Mike Beller has been named interim police chief and Capt. Ernesto Ford has been named interim assistant chief. AJC file photo

Chamblee’s assistant police chief appointed interim police chief

The city of Chamblee has appointed Assistant Chief Mike Beller to Interim Police Chief effective July 2, according to a press release. Beller has been with the Chamblee Police Department since 1997 and is a veteran of the US Army, where he was an Airborne Ranger Infantry Team Leader and a graduate of the US Army Sniper School.

The city has engaged The Mercer Group to perform the search for the city’s new police chief. The process is expected to take 90 days, and a new chief is expected to be in place within 120 days.

Capt. Ernesto Ford will fill in as assistant chief, also in the interim. Ford joined the Chamblee Police Department in 1999 and was promoted to captain in 2014. He also is a veteran of the US Army, where he achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

Chief Beller takes the place of former Chamblee Police Chief Donny Williams, who retired on June 29 after 27 years of service on the force.

Information: www.chambleega.gov or 770-986-5010.

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