State association picks Dunwoody police chief as new president

Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan is the new president of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.

Grogan became the new president of the association effective Tuesday during the annual GACP Summer Training Conference in Savannah.

The association has represented police chiefs across the state for 54 years. GACP strives to promote “the ideals of partnering between public and private law enforcement agencies,” according to its website.

"I consider it a great honor to be able to lead this distinguished association," Grogan told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Grogan is a 35-year veteran of law enforcement and has served as Dunwoody's first and only police chief since the city's incorporation.

He replaces the association’s previous president, Atlanta Police Chief George Turner. Grogan’s duties will include chairing the executive board and appointing all committee chairs.