Mike Richardson

Police Department
Title: Police Chief
Phone: 706-647-5455

Chief Mike Richardson has been in Law Enforcement for 21 years.  He started his career with the City of Griffin Police Department in 1998 where he served for 17 years.  During his time in Griffin he served in the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Commanded the Special Investigations Unit (Narcotics), and served as the Public Information Officer.  Chief Richardson joined the Thomaston Police Department in January of 2016 when he was appointed as Chief of Police.  Chief Richardson possess eight P.O.S.T. certifications to include; Basic Law Enforcement, Radar/Lidar, Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, Executive, and General Instructor certifications.  Chief Richardson is also a graduate of the Georgia Command College, Columbus State University Professional Management Program and FBI GLEEDS (Gateway Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar).  He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Management from Lee University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University.  He also serves on the Mt. Gap Church administrative council and the youth ministries council.  He has been happily married for 22 years, and the father of four wonderful children. 


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