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Chief Stuart VanHoozer

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Deputy Chief Stuart VanHoozer

Chief Stuart VanHoozer

Chief VanHoozer began his law enforcement career with the Cobb County Police Department in February of 1990 as a uniform patrol officer at Precinct Three. He has since served in various capacities to include Field Training Officer, Patrol sergeant and lieutenant, Narcotics sergeant and lieutenant, Internal Affairs lieutenant and commander, Adjutant to the Chief of Police, Executive Officer to the Director of Public Safety, and commander of precincts 5, 3, and 2. Chief VanHoozer earned a Bachelor of Science in Public and Social Services/Criminal Justice from Kennesaw State University in 1998. He is also a graduate of the 233rd session of the FBI National Academy. Stuart VanHoozer was appointed Chief of Police by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on May 10, 2022.

Deputy Chief Scott Hamilton

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Deputy Chief Hamilton

Deputy Chief Scott Hamilton

Deputy Chief Hamilton began his Law Enforcement Career with the Cobb County Police Department in November of 1995 as a uniform patrol officer at Precinct Three. During his tenure with CCPD he has been afforded the opportunity to serve in several assignments. He served as an Officer and Sergeant on the DUI Task Force. He served as an Corporal on the MCS Cobra Narcotics Team.  He Served as a Sergeant in the DPS Training Unit. He served as a Sergeant and Lieutenant in the Criminal Investigations Unit. He served as the Special Operations Commander which he managed Traffic Services, K-9 unit, DUI TF, Mobile Field Force, EOD, DIVE Team, TFO, Honor Guard, and Special Events. Deputy Chief Hamilton earned a Bachelor of Science in Health/Physical Education from University of The Cumberlands (Williamsburg KY) and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University. He is a 2018 graduate of the Northwestern University Center for Public Safety School of Police and Command.