DeKalb County announces two new assistant Police Chiefs - CBS46 News

DeKalb County announces two new assistant Police Chiefs

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There are two new assistant chiefs in the DeKalb County Police Department.

Major Tony Catlin will be promoted from assistant commander to assistant chief of the Criminal Investigations Division, which is responsible for investigating homicides, robberies, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, auto thefts, narcotics violations and crimes against children. Catlin will be responsible for managing a division comprised of 105 detectives and 22 civilian employees.

Major Sonja Porter will be promoted to assistant chief of the newly elevated Support Services Division. Previously a section of the Special Services Division, this reorganization emphasizes the importance of training and outreach. Porter will continue to oversee the DeKalb Police Training Academy, recruitment and outreach services including the Police Athletic League, chaplain program and the Citizens Police Academy. In addition, Porter will oversee training for the county’s mobile crisis unit that responds to crises involving mental health, substance abuse, suicides and domestic violence. She oversees 48 sworn personnel and 43 civilian employees.

“The extensive and dedicated experience of these two leaders will prove to be a benefit to the citizens of the county,” Chief Conroy said. “They represent the future of law enforcement in DeKalb.”

Both Catlin and Porter are veterans of the DeKalb County Police Department with 23 years of experience each. 

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