Deputy Chief Glazier was appointed on December 28 and is in charge of the Field Operations Division.
He previously served as Commander of Zone 3 where he received the 2015 Crime Reduction Award which is given to the precinct with the greatest percentage reduction in crime each year. Crime was reduced 7.4% in 2015 with the help of community leaders and business owners.
It was 25 years ago that Deputy Chief Jeff Glazier started his career in Zone 3 as a patrolman. He has also served as the Director of the Herbert T. Jenkins Atlanta Police Academy where he was responsible for the training requirements of the 2,400 men and women of the Atlanta Police Department.
Deputy Chief Glazier holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the Police Executive Research Forum's Senior Management Institute for Police, the DEA Drug Unit Commander's Academy, and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He has attended numerous leadership seminars across the country. He is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor and often teaches both police recruits and senior officers. In 2013, Major Glazier traveled to Israel as part of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program to share leadership ideas with Israeli Commanders. He is currently a Tier 5 graduate of the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute.
Deputy Chief Glazier joined the Atlanta Police Department in 1993. After graduating from the police academy he spent several years patrolling the streets of Zone 3 where he became a Certified Field Training Officer. He was part of the Red Dog Unit that targeted street level drug dealers and promoted to the Robbery Unit that investigated both commercial and pedestrian robberies.
In 2001, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Zone 4 Precinct. His next assignment took him to the Herbert T. Jenkins Police Academy as the Recruit Unit Supervisor. Deputy Chief Glazier played a vital role in updating the criminal procedure lesson plan and showcased the recruits in numerous running events across the city. In 2004, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Unit Commander of the Zone 4 Morning Watch Patrol.
In 2005, he was asked to oversee the largest capital project in the history of the Atlanta Police Department. This included 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.