The Decatur Police Department would like to announce that Scott Richards has been promoted to Deputy Police Chief. Deputy Chief Richards is taking over for Deputy Chief Keith Lee who retired last Friday, July 29, 2016 after 27 years of service.
Deputy Chief Richards grew up in Stone Mountain and joined the Decatur Police Department in 1994. He is a graduate of Georgia State University, with a B.S. in Criminal Justice and a graduate of the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officer’s Course where he achieved Dean’s List recognition for academic achievement. Throughout Deputy Chief Richards’ career with the Decatur Police Department he has worked as a patrol officer, field training officer, patrol supervisor, instructor, supervisor over the training division and served as captain over the patrol, special units and support services divisions. Deputy Chief Richards most important role is that of being a husband and father to two beautiful daughters. Congratulations to Deputy Chief Richards!