Major Keith Meadows joined the Atlanta Police Department in 1986 and after graduating from the Atlanta Police Academy he was assigned to patrol Zone Four in South West Atlanta. Today, he currently serves as Commander of the Major Crime Section which oversees Homicide, Special Victims Unit, Commercial Robbery, Fugitive, School Detectives, Auto Theft Task Force, Major Fraud and the Pawn Desk.
In 1991 Chief Eldrin Bell appointed Meadows to the rank of Detective and he served in the Robbery Unit until 1995. During his time in the Robbery Unit he served on the board of the Eastern Armed Robbery Conference. In 1995 Meadows was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and in 1996 Chief Beverly Harvard assigned him to the Homicide Unit. During his time in the Homicide Unit he received a number of citations and accolades from various organizations throughout the country, the Henry F. Williams Homicide Conference, The International Homicide Association, Metro Dade Homicide Conference and The Southeast Regional Homicide Association. He also served on the board for the City of Atlanta Victim Witness Association and he received the Heart to Heart Award for his work with Crime Victims. In 2002 he also served as a supervisor in the Sex Crimes Unit.In 2004 Meadows was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to command both the Auburn Avenue and Underground Atlanta Precincts. In 2007 Chief Richard Pennington assigned Meadows to command the Homicide Unit. Under his command in 2009 the City of Atlanta had the fewest number of reported homicides (80) since 1961 and one of the highest clear up rates in our city's history 83 percent.
In 2010 Interim Chief George Turner appointed Meadows to the rank of Major and assigned him to the Major Crimes Section. Major Meadows has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at reducing violent crimes within the City of Atlanta.