Chief Wayne Dennard assumed the office of Chief of Police on April 19, 2012. The Chief has resided in the North Cobb area for over 40 years and is active in the community. He is an Alumnus of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Honorary Commanders Association and served on the Acworth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau from 1998 - 2000. The Chief is a graduate of the Professional Management Program through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and is a session 247 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy. Chief Dennard holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Thomas University and a Masters of Public Administration from Columbus State University.
The Acworth Police Department is committed to serving our community through proactive policing, professionalism, and community partnerships. Our Core Values include Courage, Obligation, Dedication, and Enforcement. As I reflect on these standards of performance and commitment that we have placed on ourselves, I am reminded of what a tremendous responsibility our officers have accepted. I am well aware of the need for employing the best of the best personnel and providing each member of this agency with the equipment and training necessary to carry out our mission effectively, safely, and professionally.
It is my responsibility to serve as the balance to ensure that we are responsible stewards of the personnel, financial resources, and powers of a governing authority that are indeed necessary for the accomplishment of our charge. I have the honor of overseeing some of the best trained and most professional police officers and administrators in our state. Being mindful of these factors, we cannot go it alone. We need your prayers, support and input.
I am so proud to serve at home. You see I live here, I shop here, and I am fortunate enough to work here. It truly is my heart’s desire to provide the police services that I would expect if I were any informed and active citizen in this community.
I am very proud of our personnel and their commitment to this community. By immersing The Acworth Police Department in the community we have developed unparalleled relationships with the people that we serve. Because of our philosophy for community and partnerships we have recently received some very prestigious awards of recognition.
- 2010 "Agency of the Year" - Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
- 2011 "Phyllis Goodwin Agency of the Year" - Georgia Chapter FBI National Academy Associates
- 2012 "Galaxy of the Stars Governor Award" - Nobis Works
I encourage you to get to know us. Perusing our website is a great way to start. You will see many of the opportunities that are in place for you to spend time with us and communicate with us on a personal level. And once you get to know us you will see that our whole agency shares my philosophy of community. My office is open. Please let me know how I can serve you.