Office of the Chief

Chief Wayne Woods began his Law Enforcement career in 1996 and has served in rank as Patrolman, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Chief. Additionally, he has served as Criminal Investigations Commander, Internal Affairs, SWAT Commander, Patrol Supervisor, Narcotic Supervisor, and Administrative Supervisor and is a Firearms and General Instructor.  Chief Woods has a degree in Business Administration; has completed Level III Supervision and Management Certification and has completed the Georgia Association of Chief of Police (GACP) Chief Executive School.

With over 2100 hours of law enforcement training, Chief Woods maintains his philosophy of continual education and is currently completing a degree in Criminal Justice.  He is a member of the GACP and The Georgia Gang Investigators Association and former member of the Georgia Internal Affairs Association. Chief Woods is accredited with saving three lives during his career and has helped teach young adults about the dangers of gangs and drugs.

He served in the U.S. Army (enlisted) as a combat medic and later joined the Georgia State Defense Force and retired at the rank of Major. During this time, he enrolled in the Marine Corps Institute attending the non-resident program completing the Marine Corps Amphibious Warfare School.  He obtained an Honorable Discharge from both tours of service.

Chief Woods is proud to serve the City of Lovejoy, its citizens, and the Mayor and Council. Chief Woods can be contacted at the following: office cell (678) 610-9748 or personal cell (678) 572-8162 should you need any assistance. Chief Woods' email is