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The Cobb County Police Department is a professional and innovative policing agency with state and national accreditation. We are committed to our core values of Honor, Integrity, Professionalism, Courage, Commitment and Respect and proud of the relationships and support we have in our community.
We are the lead law enforcement agency serving a county of 345 square miles and over 760,000 residents on the northwest side of the Atlanta metropolitan area. With an authorized strength of over 700 officers, the department operates out of 5 precincts and has over 25 full and part-time specialty units.
The Cobb County Police Department has a diverse opportunity of assignments for you to pursue any passion while serving the community. The ability to move around precincts and through multiple specialty assignments, combined with abundant opportunities for promotion, will keep each day exciting, challenging and rewarding throughout your career with Cobb County. We provide exceptional training and state-of-the-art equipment to prepare you for success and we look forward to you accepting the challenge to be the best and joining our family at the Cobb County Police Department.
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.