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City of Lithonia Chooses Former DeKalb Top Cop for New Police Chief

Eddie Moody is the former chief of police for DeKalb County. He begins his new job with Lithonia Dec. 17.

The city of Lithonia has picked the former DeKalb County chief of police, Eddie J. Moody, to head its police department.

Moody will begin his new job as Lithonia's chief of police next week, on December 17.

In a statement released by the city, Mayor Deborah Jackson said: “The City of Lithonia is very privileged to have someone like Chief Moody, who has a tremendous level of experience and an impeccable reputation, interested in the position.” 

“The Council and I are excited about Chief Moody’s working with the police department to help raise the standards and quality of service provided to the community," Jackson said. “Chief Moody told us he was ready to leave retirement, and we are glad that he wants to work in the community he grew up in."

Moody brings to Lithonia 30 years of law enforcement experience, the statement said. 

He was first a DeKalb County police department clerk typist before moving up. Moody retired from DeKalb County in 2004.

According to Lithonia city's statement, Moody has worked with Altegrity (USIS) as an account executive and special investigator for a number of years.

His accomplishments with DeKalb County include creating the Junior Police Academy and establishing a Crime Analysis Unit. Moody also managed the murder case investigation of Sheriff-Elect Derwin Brown, the statement said.

Susan Coletti December 13, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Great choice, Lithonia! Chief Moody will be an asset to your future.
Jack Sartain December 14, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Chief Eddie is a great choice. His reputation in the law enforcement professional community is very high and the respect held for him by us "regular folks" is huge! Jack Sartain Stone Mountain
David C. Couper December 16, 2012 at 08:19 PM
What is “good policing?” What should you look for in a police leader? How is your city going to evaluate that leader? Perhaps one or more of the four major obstacles arresting police development is going on? For what they are and how to overcome them follow my blog at http://improvingpolice.wordpress.com where other current police improvement issues are discussed. The kind of policing I am talking about is accomplished by men and women who are well-trained and led, restrained in their use of force, honest, and courteous to every person.

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