Jeffrey L Glazier

Major | Training Academy

Major Jeff Glazier has been the Director of the Herbert T. Jenkins Police Academy since being promoted by Chief George Turner in July, 2010. He is responsible for the training requirements for the 2,400 men and women of the Atlanta Police Department. The Academy Director is also responsible for providing the Basic Law Enforcement Training Course for every new police recruit who joins the department. Currently, there are over 200 police recruits in various stages of training.

Major 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 is a P.O.S.T. certified instructor and often teaches both police recruits and senior officers.
Major 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. His next assignment was in the Red Dog Unit where he targeted street level drug dealers. He was promoted to Detective and assigned to the Robbery Unit where he investigated commercial and pedestrian robberies throughout the city.

In 2001, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Field Operations Division where he supervised patrol officers in the Zone 4 Precinct. His next assignment took him to the Herbert T. Jenkins Police Academy as the Recruit Unit Supervisor. Major 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.
Major Glazier believes knowledge is power. A clear understanding of criminal procedure will serve both the citizens of Atlanta and the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department. It is his goal to ensure every sworn officer understands the rules by which police officers are governed and the tactics that keep them safe..

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