Chief Robert Jones was sworn in as Chief of the Woodstock Police Department on March 14, 2022.
Prior to his appointment, Chief Jones served more than 23 years in various roles within the law enforcement profession.
A former Chief of Police in Kingsland, Georgia, Adairsville, Georgia, and Warden of the Carroll County Correctional Institution, Jones demonstrates strong expertise in law enforcement, administration, community-based policing, and emergency management. He began his career in law enforcement with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Office in 1999 and later served as a Police Officer with the Rome Police Department, a Police Supervisor with the Georgia Army National Guard, and a DEA Task Force Officer with the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Jones is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and led US Troops in peace and combat missions around the world as a Platoon Sergeant. Jones has served as an Adjunct Professor at Columbus State University Law Enforcement Command College since 2019 instructing law enforcement executives in the vast ethical, operational, policy, legal, and administrative issues of today’s public safety environment.
Chief Jones holds an Executive Certificate in Leadership and Management from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, a Master’s in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University, a B.S. in Public Safety and Emergency Management from Grand Canyon University, and an Associates in Law Enforcement from Thomas University. He is a graduate of Gordon Central High School.