Chief Joseph M. Woodall
7911 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA. 30236
770-477-3601 (Desk)

Chief Joseph M. Woodall began his career in law enforcement in 1984 when he joined the United States Marine Corps and was schooled at the U.S.A.F. Military Police Academy in Texas. Upon completion of his military police training he served at several different duty stations on both the east and west coasts of the United States prior to a one-year deployment overseas which took him to Japan and Korea.

After completing his tour of duty in the Marine Corps, Chief Woodall returned home to Atlanta’s south side and subsequently sought to continue his law enforcement career in Clayton County. He was hired as rookie officer in May of 1988 and underwent training at the Clayton County Police Academy. Upon completion of his field training he was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division.

Over the following years Chief Woodall was promoted through the ranks and worked in a multitude of different divisions within the police department. He served as a patrol supervisor, a Precinct Commander and a Division Commander both within field operations and support services. Chief Woodall then began serving as the Interim Chief of Police on June 1, 2017.

During his career, Chief Woodall has amassed in excess of two thousand hours of training. He is a graduate of the prestigious F.B.I. National Academy, Class # 232, a graduate of the Georgia Chief Executive School, Class #12-43. He has also completed all six courses which make up the Georgia P.O.S.T. Supervision and Management certifications as well as being a graduate of the Clayton County Professional / Management Development School. Additionally, Chief Woodall is a member of the Georgia Chief’s Association and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Chief Woodall is married to his wife of thirty-two years and has three sons, one daughter and one grandson.

Major Richard A. Godfrey
7911 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA 30236
678-610-4767 (Desk)
678-794-1741 (Cell)


Captain Taylor Davis
7911 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA. 30236
770-477-3603 (Desk)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of Professional Standards is to ensure that the integrity of the Department is maintained by recruiting qualified applicants; developing and implementing policies that abide by CALEA Accreditation Standards; and through a system of internal discipline where objectivity, fairness and justice are assured by an intensive, impartial investigative and review process.

Office of Professional Standards FAQs

• Most complaints involving citizen to employee contact can be resolved by speaking with the employee’s immediate supervisor. These type of complaints involve a misunderstanding of our Departmental Procedures or laws, and no further action is needed.
• Allegations of employee misconduct or policy violations require an investigation, and a complaint should be filed with our Department.
• Citizens are encouraged to file their complaints in person and in writing.
• Complaints filed against employees of this Department may meet with an OPS investigator Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. or any Departmental supervisor, by U.S. Postal Service, telephone, or email.
• The Department encourages the filing of legitimate complaints against employees as a means by which they can be held accountable to the public. This Department simultaneously seeks to hold members of the public responsible for the filing of false and malicious allegations against employees.
• Upon receipt of the complaint, it will be reviewed and assigned for investigation. Once complete, the person who filed the complaint will be notified of the final disposition.
• Due to the complexity of investigations, and to ensure that all complaints are investigated fairly, impartially and completely, we ask for your patience, as the Department is committed to due process for all involved parties. The goal of our Department is to have the investigation completed within four (4) to six (6) months.
• Capt. Taylor Davis 770-477-3603 email:
• Lt. Barry Davis 770-477-3786 email:
• Det. Seth McCart 770-477-3897 email:
• Det. Lawrence Corbett 770-477-4793 email:

Shalanda M. J. Miller, Esq.
7911 North McDonough Street
Jonesboro, GA. 30236
770-477-3578 (Desk)