DeKalb County Police Chief announces April retirement

DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy, who served over 30 years with the department in various roles, will retire on April 30.

Conroy has been in his role as Chief since December 2013. Prior to that Conroy has various roles in Criminal Investigation, the Uniform Divisions, the Homicide and Assault Unit, and was the Assistant Chief of the Support Services Division.

In a statement sent to FOX 5, DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond said, "Chief Conroy is an example of the best DeKalb County has to offer. His selfless dedication to public service and commitment to honesty, integrity and professionalism has set an example for all DeKalb employees.”

Conroy graduated from Peachtree High School in Gwinnett County and went on to attend the University of Georgia, before earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice administration from Columbia Southern University. He went on to get a master’s degree in organizational leadership from Waldorf University. 

DeKalb County officials said a national search will take place in order to find a replacement.