Vincent Moore

Major | Zone 4

Major Vincent Moore was appointed the Zone 4 Commander on January 1, 2015.  Major Moore has more than 27 years of service with the Atlanta Police Department.  His law enforcement career began in 1988.

Major Moore has served the citizens of Atlanta in various positions throughout his more than two decade tenure at the Atlanta Police Department.  As an officer, he was initially assigned to serve Zone 1 and the Atlanta Housing Authority. In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Zone 6. After working in Zone 6 for several weeks, he was reassigned to the Atlanta Housing Authority Section to help reduce crime in the city’s public housing communities.

In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and assigned to Zone 5. In 1999, he was assigned to manage the Gun Unit. While in this unit, Major Moore worked with the Fulton County District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney Office for the Northern District of Georgia, on an initiative that helped to prosecute criminals under federal statutes.

In 2000, Major Moore was appointed to command Zone 1. While in Zone 1, he created several initiatives, including Operation Crackdown, SAFE Neighborhoods, and Operation Abandon Property. These programs focused on decreasing crime by cleaning up neighborhood blight, and demolishing dilapidated properties. In 2002, he was recognized for his efforts of cleaning up Zone 1 and was named the Neighborhood Planning Unit Chairperson Commander of the Year. In 2002, Major Moore was asked to lead a taskforce with local, state, federal and community leaders, and tasked with creating additional solutions to target blight and crime.  He also helped to curb crime in the Auburn Avenue community.

In 2010, he was assigned to the School Detective Section and later promoted to Captain.  As Captain, he was assigned to Zone 6 as the Assistant Zone Commander. In 2012, he was appointed to the rank of Major by Chief George Turner, and assigned as the Chief of Staff. As Chief of Staff, he managed several high profile projects, including the launch of the Buckhead Coalition trauma kits, aimed at saving officers lives, and the helicopter crash investigation involving fallen Officers Richard Halford and Shawn Smiley.

Major Moore is an honors graduate of Saint Leo University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.

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