Wayne Whitmire

Major | Zone 5 Commander

Major Wayne Whitmire began his career with the Atlanta Police Department in 1990. After graduating from the Atlanta Police Academy he was assigned to Zone Three where he served until 1995, at which time he was appointed as an Investigator / Detective and assigned to the Narcotics Unit. While serving in the Narcotics Unit he was awarded Departmental Commendations for Community Service in 1995 and Outstanding Service in 1996. In 1997 he was named Law Enforcement Officer of the month by Airtouch/ Verizon cellular for leading an investigation that lead to arrest and the dismantling of the largest phone cloning operation in the Southeastern United States. As a Detective he was also featured on ABC News 20/ 20 and Fox News Investigative Reports for cases he investigated relating to Internet crimes
In 1999 he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he served as a Supervisor in Narcotics Unit, Commander of the Intelligence / Organized Crime Unit, and in Field Operations Zone 6. In 2004 he was named “Supervisor of the Year” by the Atlanta Police Department.
In 2006 he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned to Field Operations Zone 5. While serving In Zone Five he was appointed as the Assistant Zone Commander where he served until 2008, when he was reassigned to Zone One as the Assistant Commander. He joined with Zone One in working toward the largest reduction in crime percentage of any zone for 2008, and 2009.
In 2010 the Atlanta Police Department reinstated the rank of Captain and he one of the eight initial Lieutenants appointed to the new rank. On November 11, 2010, he was appointed to the rank of Major and assigned to the Airport.
Major Wayne Whitmire’s strategy is to continue the Atlanta Police Departments values of “Dedication, Professionalism, and Integrity”, while expanding the focus of balancing customer service and security at the busiest airport in the world.

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