Register Named Cobb's New Public Safety Director
Cobb County’s Board approves Police Chief Mike Register as the county’s new Public Safety Director. Register brings a 30-year law enforcement career to the position; prior to becoming Cobb’s Police Chief he was Chief in Clayton County.
Register told the commission he was honored by the appointment and vowed to help improve each district in the county. Speaking to a large crowd of public safety personnel in the audience, Register said he respected each and every one of them and vowed to make Public Safety and better place to work and improve the conditions they work in. “Since becoming Chief of Police I’ve been committed to the community as I’ve been to the men and women who work in the Cobb County Police Department,” Register said. “I will work to continue to strengthen the bond between public safety and community.”
District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid applauded Register’s job as Chief. “Chief Register has done an excellent job working with the community, the commission, and the staff,” Cupid said. “He has demonstrated he is beyond a manager but is truly a leader for this organization.”
Commission Chairman Mike Boyce echoed those thoughts. “One of the concerns I had is that it is tough to ask him to leave his position as Police Chief because he’s done such a great job there. But I also understand he brings great skill to this new job.”
Boyce made those comments in front of a large group of police and firefighters who were there to discuss pay and benefits issues. Boyce said Register’s appointment should help their cause. “We’re not there yet, but I think under his leadership we’re a lot farther down the road because he can work with not only our Public Safety departments here but also the Sheriff’s Office and the courts.”
The Public Safety Director oversees Police, Fire, 911, Animal Services, and Emergency Management in Cobb County. Register will start his new job on April 24th.
Ross Cavitt | Cobb County Communications | [email protected]