Porter, Chief of Police
Chief of Police
principal task of the Chief of Police is to see that the resources
of the Department are so managed that its objectives -- preservation
of the peace, protection of life and property, and the enforcement
of law -- are achieved economically and effectively. The police
administrator carries out his task through the organization of the
Department, by exercises of direction and supervision; by policy
determination and planning; by control and inspection; and by development
Gregory Porter began his career with the Clayton County Police Department
as a Patrolman in April 1987. Chief Porter's 27 years of law enforcement
service include two years of service with the Georgia Department
of Corrections and 25 years of service with the Clayton County Police
Department. During his tenure with the Police Department, Chief
Porter has worked assignments as a Uniform Patrol Officer, a Narcotics
Agent, a Narcotics Agent assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency
Task Force, Detective in the Criminal Investigation Division, Sergeant
in the School Resource Officer Unit and Commander of the School
Resource Officer Unit holding the position of Lieutenant and later
Captain. Chief Porter was assigned to the Chief's Staff as Administrative
Captain prior to his appointment as Deputy Chief of Police where
he oversaw the Field Operations Command. Gregory Porter was appointed
Chief of Police by the Clayton County Board of Commissioners and
assumed command on September 27, 2010.
Chief Porter has been awarded the Clayton County Police Department
Medal of Merit and a citation from President George Bush when he
was Vice President for outstanding accomplishments while assigned
to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force.
Chief Porter has a Bachelor of Science Degree from St. Leo University,
a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University
and he is a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy, Session 232.
Chief Porter is a member of the International Association of Chiefs
of Police, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, N.O.B.L.E.
(National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), N.A.S.R.O.
(National Association of School Resource Officers) and the Georgia
Gang Association. He was also a member of the Georgia International
Law Enforcement Exchange, 20th Delegation (GILEE).
He is married, has four children, two grandchildren and attends
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in College Park, Georgia where
he serves as a Deacon.
L. Butler, Deputy Chief of Police - Field Operations Command
Deputy Chief of Police
Deputy Chief of Police in charge of the Field Operations Command
is responsible for the operations of the Uniform
Patrol Division, Narcotics
Division, and the Criminal
of the Clayton County Police Department and reports directly
to the Chief of Police. Each of the three Divisions that the Deputy
Chief oversees are commanded by a Police Major who reports to the
Deputy Chief Chris Butler began his career in February 1983 with
the Clayton County Police Department as a Patrolman. Promoted in
1986 to Detective, he served in the Crimes Against Persons Unit.
As a Sergeant, promoted in 1994, he briefly served in the Uniform
Division, and then returned to the Criminal Investigation Division
to supervise the Crimes Against Persons Unit. He returned to the
Uniform Division after being promoted to Lieutenant in 1997. Deputy
Chief Butler remained in the Uniform Division until 2003, when he
returned to the Criminal Investigation Division promoted to the
rank of Captain. In 2007, he was promoted to Major and assigned
to Command the Uniform Division. His most recent assignment was
as Commander of the Criminal Investigation Division.
As the former Hostage Negotiation Team Commander, and 15 year veteran
of the Negotiation Team, Deputy Chief Butler participated in numerous
barricaded incidents and crisis situations. He aimed the department
in adopting the Crisis Intervention Team philosophy that is widely
used in the State Of Georgia, which is also now part of the initial
training of all new Clayton County Police Officers.
Deputy Chief Butler served in the United States Army from 1978 until
1984 in both Active Duty and Reserve capacities. He is a graduate
of several Military Police Schools and United States Drug Enforcement
Deputy Chief Butler is a graduate from Georgia Military College
and Clayton State University. He is a P.O.S.T. certified Instructor
and Firearms Instructor holding certifications as a Field Training
Officer and an Identification Technician.
V. Hawkins, Deputy Chief of Police - Support Services Command
Deputy Chief of Police
Deputy Chief of Police in charge of the Support Services Command
is responsible for the operations of the E911
/ Communications Division, Administrative
Services Division and the Special
Services Division of the Clayton County Police Department and
reports directly to the Chief of Police. Each of the three Divisions
that the Deputy Chief oversees are commanded by a Police Major who
reports to the Deputy Chief.
Chief Gina V. Hawkins joined the Clayton County Police Department
as the Commander of Support Services with 25 years of experience
in the field of Law Enforcement. Deputy Chief Hawkins has molded
her career and life in serving the people she works with and the
people she works for.
Prior to joining the Clayton County Police Department, Deputy Chief
Hawkins started her career in 1988 with the City of Atlanta Police
Department. While at the City of Atlanta, Deputy Chief Hawkins gained
experience in a variety of positions from Patrol, Crime Analysis,
Investigations and Internal Affairs. Deputy Chief Hawkins retired
in June 2006 from the City of Atlanta as the Assistant Zone Commander
of Zone Three Precinct and went to assist the City of Sandy Springs
develop their newly formed police department.
The idea of being a part of creating an ideal police department
to serve the citizens was a major motivational incentive for the
future of her career. The City of Sandy Springs Police Department
started June 1, 2006 and Deputy Chief Hawkins was instrumental in
establishing procedures and practices for an efficient, forward
thinking police department. While at the City of Sandy Springs Police
Department, Deputy Chief Hawkins commanded a variety of units from
Patrol, Internal Affairs and Administrative Services.
Deputy Chief Hawkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal
Justice from Georgia State University and a Master of Science in
Management degree from Johns Hopkins University's award winning
Public Safety Leadership Program which focused on the latest, most
relevant public safety leadership issues. Deputy Chief Hawkins traveled
to Baltimore to attend classes every other weekend for two years
in order to obtain the most cutting edge knowledge from professors
and leaders in the region.
Deputy Chief Hawkins has graduated from the Senior Management Institute
for Police hosted by the Police Executive Research Forum Program
in Boston and is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Associates
Academy class session 252. She is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor
and speaks Spanish as her second language.
Deputy Chief Hawkins is a member of the International Association
of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police,
SMIP PERF and FBINAA Georgia.
Kenneth H. Green, Legal Advisor
Legal Advisor keeps abreast of recent court decisions involving
criminal prosecution and civil resolution. The Legal Advisor assists
in implementing Departmental Directives and Policy and Procedure
and prepares handouts for officers on court decisions affecting
police operations. The Legal Advisor can assist officers on points
of law and preparation of cases, render legal advice concerning
personnel matters, advise the Chief of Police regarding status of
pending litigation involving Police Department activities, and prepare,
draft and review agreements, ordinances, resolutions, contracts,
and other legal documents and instruments on behalf of Police Department.
Kenneth H. Green graduated Brown High School in Atlanta in 1968
and did his undergraduate work at Clayton State College and Georgia
State University. Mr. Green graduated from Atlanta Law School in
1980 and was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in June 1980.
He has practiced law in the Atlanta area since that time. His areas
of practice include personal injury and general litigation.
Ken Green began his career in law enforcement as a Patrolman with
the City of Atlanta Police Department in May 1969. Ken Green rose
to the rank of Major in the City of Atlanta Police Department and
was in charge of the Zone 2 Precinct encompassing north Atlanta
and the Buckhead area when he retired in 1998 with 29 years of service.
Ken Green joined the Clayton County Police Department in April 2001
as the Legal Advisor.
of Professional Standards
goal of the Office of Professional Standards is to insure that the
integrity of the department is maintained through a system of internal
discipline where objectivity, fairness, and justice are assured
by an intensive, impartial investigation and review process.
The Office of Professional Standards is assigned to the Chief's
Staff and its commanding officer reports directly to the Chief of
Police. Employees are assigned to this unit by the Chief of Police
and serve at the pleasure of the Chief. Read
Statement, Vision Statement and Agency Values
Statement - The Clayton County Police Department is committed to
Honor, Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism; in providing
police services to the citizens of Clayton County. We shall enforce
the laws and ordinances in a fair, compassionate, ethical and impartial
manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our
authority, and respecting the constitutional rights of all persons.
Vision Statement - The Clayton County Police Department is dedicated
to establishing safer communities by building community partnerships
based on a foundation of trust, confidence and communication. Integrating
these partnerships with the skills and knowledge of our officers,
investigators, and technology, will assure a safer and better quality
of life in Clayton County.
Agency Values - Honor, Integrity, Transparency and Professionalism.