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George N. Turner

Interim Police Chief, City of Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia

An Atlanta native, Turner has more than 28 years of law enforcement experience with the City’s police department, including work as a family and youth services section police major, zone commander, human resources commander, police deputy chief, and now Interim Chief of Police. Turner is experienced in all phases of law enforcement including, administration, investigations, human resources, policy development, operations, support services, and logistical management. Since his appointment as Interim Chief in January, overall crime in Atlanta is down about 20 percent compared to last year. Turner also has proven success in community-oriented policing, strategic thinking and crisis management. Turner holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from St. Leo University and earned a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.