City of Lithonia hires former DeKalb police chief Eddie Moody

The City of Lithonia has selected Eddie J. Moody, former Chief of Police of DeKalb County, to serve as its new Chief of Police.

Moody brings 30 years of law enforcement experience to the city.

He worked his way up from a clerk typist in the County’s Police Department to become the top cop. After retiring from the county in August 2004, Moody worked with Altegrity (USIS) as an account executive and special investigator for several years.

While with DeKalb County, Moody:

· Created the Junior Police Academy, which has been recognized by the National Association of Counties and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)

· Established a Crime Analysis Unit

· Reduced overtime for traffic court cases, resulting in savings of over $1million

· Managed the murder case investigation of Sheriff-Elect Derwin Brown

Mayor Deborah A. Jackson said she is pleased that Moody has accepted the job in Lithonia.

“The City of Lithonia is very privileged to have someone like Chief Moody, who has a tremendous level of experience and an impeccable reputation interested in the position,” Jackson said. “The Council and I are excited about Chief Moody’s working with the Police Department to help raise the standards and quality of service provided to the community.”

Chief Eddie Moody will start his new position on Dec. 17.