Spring 2017 Ceremony Speaker


Deputy Chief Jeffrey L. Glazier

Atlanta Police Department

Alumnus Jeffrey L. Glazier was appointed deputy chief in charge of the Atlanta Police Department’s Field Operations Division in December 2016. He oversees a diverse group of 900 police officers in six precincts.

Previously, Glazier served as Commander of Zone 3, where he received the 2015 Crime Reduction Award.

During his 24-year career with the Atlanta Police Department, Glazier has served as the director of the Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy, as part of the Red Dog Unit and the Robbery Unit.

He was promoted to sergeant and assigned to the Zone 4 Precinct in 2001 and as lieutenant was Unit Commander of the Zone 4 Morning Watch Patrol. In 2005 he managed the largest capital project in the history of the Atlanta Police Department: the construction of the New Public Safety Headquarters, 911 Center and Public Safety Annex. Upon completion, he became the Commander of the Narcotics Unit with the goal of disrupting and dismantling the illegal drug trade In the City of Atlanta.

Glazier earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1990 and a M.S. in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University in 1999. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Police, the DEA Drug Unit Commander’s Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor and has traveled to Israel as part of Georgia State’s Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program.

Deputy Chief Glazier has worked in the most challenging areas of our city. His sense of service and drive to make life better for those less fortunate has kept him focused throughout his career.