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25 New Officers Will Wear The Atlanta Police Badge

Post Date:02/14/2017



Atlanta Police Department Public Affairs
226 Peachtree Street SW • Atlanta, Georgia 30303


 Elizabeth Espy
APD Public Affairs Director

Chata Spikes
APD Public Deputy Affairs Director


 News Release   


25 New Officers Will Wear The Atlanta Police Badge

The Atlanta Police Department is proud to announce the graduation of Class #246 to be held at City Hall Council Chambers located at 55 Trinity Avenue on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 7:00 pm.

Class #246 consists of 25 new officers and is comprised of 23 men and 2 women. Five of the new officers have military experience and 7 are college graduates. Officer Jacob Mach, a Lost Boy of Sudan, is a member of the graduating class.

The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Walt Ehmer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Waffle House, Inc. Ehmer is a 1989 graduate of Georgia Tech and joined Waffle House in 1992 as a Senior Buyer in the Purchasing Department. He was promoted to Director of Purchasing in 1996, Vice President of Finance in 1999, Chief Financial Officer in 2001, President in 2006, and CEO in 2012. There are over 1,800 Waffle House Restaurants in 25 States, with over 75% of those owned and operated by Waffle House, Inc.Walt has served as a member of the Georgia Tech Industrial Engineering Advisory Board, the Georgia Tech Alumni Association Board of Trustees, and the Georgia Tech President’s Advisory Board. He is a past Chair of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association and a current member of the Georgia Tech Foundation. Walt also serves on the Board of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and is involved with several other charitable and civic organizations, including the Atlanta Police Foundation.


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