Office of the Chief

Chief Michael A. Gaddis began his career in law enforcement after attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a major in Criminal Justice.  His first employment began with the State of Georgia as he worked as an officer in the Uniform Patrol Division at a Youth Detention Center.  He then worked for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office until the Henry County Police Department was created whereas he served in various capacities from an Officer in Uniform Patrol Division, a Captain in the Internal Affairs Division.  Prior to coming to the Lovejoy Police Department in 2010, he was employed with Clayton County Police Department and Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. 

Chief Gaddis has successfully completed training programs in Criminal Investigations, Managing Criminal Investigations, Supervision Level 1-3, Leadership and Liability, Police Internal Affairs, Managing and Supervising Internal Affairs, Police Media Relations, Narcotic Supervisor Leadership Program, and Drug Unit Commander. He is also a graduate of Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP) Chief Executive Training Class.   

In addition, he has also played an instrumental role in the growth of the City of Lovejoy as he has worked as a Lieutenant and dedicated much time to the city and its citizens.  Most important for us as a community of members, organizations and individuals that care deeply about the City of Lovejoy, he embodies the core values of transparency, inclusion and diversity that lie at the very heart of the City of Lovejoy.  

Chief Gaddis can be contacted at the following: office cell (678) 898-0185 should you need any assistance. Chief Gaddis' email is