Soon-to-be Gwinnett police Chief Tom Doran. (Courtesy: Gwinnett County)
Doran -- who will become the fifth consecutive Gwinnett County police chief to rise through the ranks after joining the department as an officer -- began his career in 1993. He currently commands the department’s operations bureau and is an 18-year veteran of the SWAT team.
Doran holds a master’s degree in public administration and is a 2009 graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.
“Chief Ayers has set a high standard for our police department in every area, most importantly with regard to its interaction with our diverse community, and our community has responded by showing tremendous support for the department,” Gwinnett County Admnistrator Glenn Stephens said. “And I am confident that Chief Doran will not only continue this but lead the department to higher levels of community involvement and service.”