Rodney N. Bryant has over 20 years of experience in the law enforcement field. In 2010 he was appointed to the position of Zone Commander of Zone 4 Precinct. Getting the right people internally starts with the top down. The decision makers of the City of Atlanta were looking to build the best possible team of people to meet today’s complex local government’s challenge to reduce crime. The decision to appoint Rodney Bryant to the current rank of Major is because he is the kind of leader that naturally stands out. It came down to two criteria – interest and expertise. He has been learning law enforcement since he was 20 years old and his favorite part about the job is sitting down with his officers and the community he serves, learning what’s important to them, building a rapport with them, helping them map out plans and then working with them to get there. During the course of Major Bryant’s career as a member of the Atlanta Police Department, he has served in the capacity as an Assistant Commander and assigned to the Zone 3 and later transferred to Zone 6. In 2005 Major Bryant was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Zone 4 as the Commander to the Criminal Investigations Un it. At the rank of Sergeant he supervised the Crime Suppression Unit and later transferred to Special Operation Section (Motor Unit) Major Bryant was educated in the Atlanta Public School System attending M.A. Jones Elementary School and Graduating from Sylvan Hills High School. Immediately after graduating from high school, Major Bryant joined the United States Army Reserves where he became a Combat Medic.Major Bryant received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. He is currently completing his Masters of Science in Administration at Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management in Policing. His course of studies focused on criminological theory, predictive analysis and tactical operations that ultimately lead to result and outcomes, crime reduction, management efficiency and safer communities. As the father of three daughters, Major Bryant has also become an expert on how to share, collaborate, participate or just get some real time face to face with life experiences. He sometimes steps out of the role as a traditional leader and in some cases, improvise and try to find fun ways to motivate people.Major Bryant attends Elizabeth Baptist Church in Atlanta, is a member of the P.H.A. Masonic Order, a Member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The Major is a man who stands behind the Department’s promise to reduce crime in the City of Atlanta and promote the quality of life in partnership with our community.