Deputy Chief Timothy D. Peek is a native of Atlanta. He graduated from Frederick Douglass High School, a Georgia Schools of Excellence within the Atlanta Public School System. Shortly after graduating, Deputy Chief Peek enlisted in the Army Reserves and attended Georgia State University until he was called to active duty during Operation Desert Shield/Storm. After being released from active duty with the United States Army, Deputy Chief Peek returned to Atlanta and pursued a career with the Atlanta Police Department.
Deputy Chief Peek began his career with the Atlanta Police Department in 1993. As a patrolman, he was assigned to the Zone 3 precinct and served in the capacity of a foot patrol officer, beat patrol officer, field investigations (FIT Team Officer) and also worked in the VICE Unit. In 2000, Deputy Chief Peek was appointed to the rank of detective and assigned to the Robbery Unit of the Criminal Investigations Division. In 2004, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as patrol supervisor and zone investigations supervisor in the Zone 3 community. He also served as a supervisor of the Homicide Unit. In December 2009, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant and served as the Zone 3 Crime Suppression Unit commander. Deputy Chief Peek also served as the Deputy Director to the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), a task force of local, state and federal agents working under the authority of the President of the United States and the Drug Enforcement Agency. In January 2013, Deputy Chief Peek was appointed to the rank of captain and served as the Night Operations Commander. In July of 2013, Deputy Chief Peek received his appointment to the rank of major and was assigned as the Zone 6 precinct commander. During his tenure as the Zone 6 commander, the precinct experienced a 24% reduction in Part 1 crimes. In January of 2018, Deputy Chief Peek was given the tremendous opportunity of commanding the public safety operations at the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. During his 23 month assignment, many partnerships were enhanced with federal, state and surrounding local jurisdictions which led to a 41% reduction in Part 1 crimes. It was clear that we could accomplish more when all stakeholders worked together. In December 2019, Deputy Chief Peek received his current appointment where he serves as the Community Services Division Commander.
Deputy Chief Peek is a graduate of the 249th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy (FBINA). He is also a graduate of the 73rd session of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DUCA) Drug Unit Commander’s Academy. Deputy Chief Peek is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) as well as NOBLE (the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives as well as an Atlanta Metropol Inc. member. Deputy Chief Peek is married to his lovely wife and they are the proud parents of two sons and a daughter. They are all active members with their local church.