After six years of serving his country in the United States Air Force, an advertisement in a newspaper forever changed Major Jonathan Durant’s life. The New York native who calls Georgia home made the decision to serve his community back in 1988 when he joined the Atlanta Police Department. He currently serves as the Major in command of Zone 3.
Major Durant’s career with the Department started as a Zone 1 patrol officer, where he gained experience working directly with the citizens and visitors of Atlanta. After eight years on the beat, he moved up the ranks to serve as an investigator in the License and Permits Unit. In December 2001, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. While a sergeant, Durant supervised Zone 4, Narcotics Weed and Seed Unit and the Office of Professional Standards. In 2008, he was promoted to Lieutenant and served as a unit commander in the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit (SWAT), Hit and Run, DUI Unit and Zone 6. He also served as the Training Academy Assistant Commander and Homeland Security Commander. In 2014, he was promoted to Captain and served as Night Commander and Assistant Zone 3 Commander.
In June 2016, Captain Durant was promoted to Major and assigned as the Commander of the Office of Professional Standards. In that position, he was responsible for the investigation of allegations of misconduct against APD employees. December 2016, Major Durant became the commander of the Zone 3 precinct.
Major Durant has dedicated more than 28 years to the mission and values of the Atlanta Police Department. He holds an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia Military College. He also graduated summa cum laude from Cappella University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
Major Durant is a graduate of the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute Class of 2014 and the Southern Police Institute. He is married to Donna, his lovely wife of 26 years.