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Hi, I'm Cyrus Colley



Cyrus Colley is an experienced Police Supervisor with the City of Atlanta Police Department, bringing over 16 years of valuable expertise in Law Enforcement. Growing up in the inner city of Detroit, Michigan, Colley learned from an early age the significance of determination and selflessness required to be an effective police officer. At the age of 10, he became a Police Explorer with the Detroit Police Department's 5th precinct.

With an unwavering commitment to his community, Colley is a passionate motivator dedicated to enhancing community safety through collaborative partnerships. His lifelong dedication to service led him to pursue the position of Sheriff for Douglas County.

Before joining the City of Atlanta Police Department, Colley volunteered in 2007 with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention, initially starting as a security personnel and eventually rising to the role of National Deputy Director of Security in 2022.

Throughout his extensive law enforcement career, Colley has held various positions, including serving as a public safety officer with the Wayne County Community College campus safety and security department, as well as an officer with the Fairlanetown Center Police Authority Department in Michigan. In 2010, he joined the Atlanta Police Department, where he became known for his exceptional leadership skills, ability to foster engagement and accountability among his subordinates, and unwavering dedication to public safety.

In 2012, faced with a surge in juvenile crime in Atlanta, Colley advised the department's leadership on an innovative approach to bridge the gap between the youth and the police department. He created the Atlanta Police Explorers Program, becoming the first officer in the city's history to develop policies for a youth program and implement a budget. This initiative led to the establishment of the largest police explorers' program in the state of Georgia. Due to his success, he was entrusted with overseeing the Police Cadet program, a paid internship through the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency (AWDA).

Colley's contributions to law enforcement and his department earned him the opportunity to work within the Community Oriented Policing Unit (COPS), where he played a vital role in fostering engagement and accountability within the community. By immersing himself in the community and parking his patrol car, Colley helped restore hope and bridge the gap between law enforcement and the people they served.

Recognizing his exceptional skills and background in law enforcement, Colley was appointed as the 1st Deputy Director over a local security service in 2016. In this role, he managed a team of over 50 officers and oversaw multiple properties throughout the Atlanta area. He further advanced in his career and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2018 within the City of Atlanta Police Department.

As a trailblazer in the law enforcement and security services community, Cyrus Colley consistently demonstrates innovation and a strong drive to achieve his goals. He has held various leadership roles within the Atlanta Police Department, including leading patrol operations in Zone 1 night shift, supervising the largest motor unit in the southeast region within the Special Operations Section, and overseeing the Zone 5 Morning unit. These experiences have prepared him for his current journey to run for sheriff.

Colley firmly believes in building meaningful bridges with the community and working together for the betterment of society through partnerships. He recognizes the importance of engaging with youth and establishing valuable educational opportunities and relationships with children, as they represent the future of law enforcement. Colley is dedicated to taking action now to shape a brighter future for our community, one person, one family, and one neighborhood at a time.


Clarity. Community. Commitment.

As the Sheriff of Douglas County, Cyrus Colley brings a fresh and modern perspective to the Sheriff's Office. He focuses on attacking crime rather than targeting individuals and understands the challenges faced by underserved communities. Cyrus advocates for positive change, new leadership, and a renewed commitment to serving the county.

Cyrus Colley plans to implement meaningful programs that address community needs, including partnerships with clergy, community outreach initiatives, youth outreach programs, literacy and recidivism programs, and mentorship programs for the youth. He also prioritizes professionalism, fairness, and maintaining high ethical standards within the Sheriff's Office.


Cyrus Colley's leadership approach is characterized by innovation and competency. He aims to introduce modern standards, innovative strategies, and decisive decision-making to overcome the challenges faced by the Sheriff's Office. His initiatives include the "No Neighborhood Left Behind" program, real-time crime center, civilian police accountability unit, accreditation for the agency, aviation division, search and rescue unit, and more.


To combat child sex trafficking, Cyrus Colley proposes a comprehensive program encompassing prevention, intervention, and collaboration. This involves establishing a dedicated task force, conducting training programs, supporting victims, enhancing investigations, and focusing on prevention and education.


To address recruitment and retention, Cyrus Colley suggests targeted efforts, competitive compensation, professional development opportunities, community engagement, mentorship programs, employee recognition, work-life balance initiatives, and collaborative leadership.


Cyrus Colley believes that competent leadership is crucial for the people of Douglas County. He values integrity, accountability, and superior judgment, and will appoint Jerome Turner Jr, the Chief of Police of the Columbus Airport Public Safety, as the Sheriff's Office's Chief Deputy.


Through these approaches and initiatives, Cyrus Colley aims to bring positive change, meet community needs, enhance law enforcement operations, and provide effective and compassionate service to the people of Douglas County.

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