Name: Mrs. Peggy Teal
Service Dates: 04/07/1994 - 06/30/2012
22 Years of Dedicated Service
Mrs. Peggy Teal joined the Police Department April 7, 1994, after her husband Sgt. Rexford Teal was forced to retire due to medical conditions. Mrs. Peggy loyally served this Department for 22 years as Receptionist / Assistant Court Clerk. She made Departmental history by being the first civilian employee to retire from the Police Department. Thank you, Mrs. Peggy, for all your years of service!
Name: Anna I. Edwards
Service Dates: 11-14-1989 to 04-26-2012
22 Years of Dedicated Service
Anna started her law enforcement career in the United States Army where she retired at the rank of Major in the Military Police Corp.
She continued her law enforcement career by joining the Carrollton Police Department in 1989. During her employment, she has worked various jobs: Patrol Corporal, Warrant Officer, Clerk of Court for the Carrollton Municipal Court, and a Criminal Investigation Officer.
She graduated from the University of Southern Colorado with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Science and a minor in Psychology. While at Carrollton Police Department, she earned her Intermediate, Advanced, and Supervisory certificates along with being certified as a Field Training Officer and Hostage Negotiator. She received 2425 hours of advanced training while at the Carrollton Police Department.
Anna retired in April 2012 and is working as an Insurance Fraud Investigator at the Office of Insurance Commissioner.
Name: Tony Johnson
Service Dates: 06-04-1975 to 04-24-2012
37 Years Years of Dedicated Service
Detective Tony Johnson joined the Carrollton Police Department June 4th, 1975, the day after graduating Bowdon High School. Johnson first started out as a Communications Officer, dispatching calls for service to his assigned patrol shift. He graduated from the Georgia Police Academy in 1977. Johnson continued his duties in the uniform patrol division earning the ranks of Officer In Charge (OIC), Corporal, and Sergeant.
In 1991 he was moved to the Criminal Investigation Division working misdemeanor cases. During that time Johnson started the first Crime Prevention Unit for the Carrollton Police Department. In 1993 he was promoted to Lieutenant over the Crimes Against Persons Unit. In 2005 Johnson returned back to general investigations until his last day, April 24th, 2012.
During his 37 year career with the Carrollton Police Department, he was involved with our first Explorer Program. He attend West Georgia College, Georgia Military College, and completed over 2700 hours of specialized training.
Johnson was a member of the first S.W.A.T. Team. Detective Johnson was a member of Georgia Peace Officers Association, Carrollton Fraternal Order of Police, Georgia Crime Prevention Association, Boy Scouts of America Law Enforcement Explorer Board, Georgia Gang Investigators Association, East Coast Gang Investigators Association, National Major Gang Task Force and Area Representative of The U.S. Attorney’s Office on Gang Violence.
Detective Johnson retired from the Carrollton Police Department in April of 2012 to pursue other opportunities.
Name: Terry Teel
Service Dates: 11-12-1976 to 05-31-2011
35 Years of Dedicated Service
Terry started his law enforcement career in 1972 with the West Georgia College Department of Public Safety. He joined us in 1976 after having worked with the Bremen Police Department for two years. He graduated from the State University of West Georgia with a degree in Sociology concentrating in Criminal Justice. He accumulated over 2300 hours in advanced training and was one of the Department's original Field Training Officers. He is a current member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #35. During his career he worked with the Patrol Division and Criminal Investigations Division.
Name: Tommy Hosey
Service Dates: 04-01-1973 to 04-19-1996
23 Years of Dedicated Service
Deputy Chief Tommy Hosey served in the United States Army for two years and was honorable discharged from active duty in 1976. He received the National Defense Service Metal and Expert M16 Badge during his service in the army.
He began his career in Law Enforcement with the Carrollton Police Department as a patrol officer in 1973. He went to work for the Ga. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in 1977 as a field agent. He returned to the Carrollton Police Department in 1978 and was employed by the City of Carrollton Police Department until his retirement in 1996.
During his employment with the Carrollton Police Department he was promoted to many positions beginning with patrol officer. He was promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant as a shift supervisor.
He was promoted to Lieutenant and then Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. He was then promoted to Deputy Chief and held this position until his retirement.
During his Law Enforcement career he obtained his Managerial Certification and also attended the F.B.I Academy in Quantico, Va. He obtained many hours of specialized training in Dignitary Protection, Firearms and Terrorism.
Name: Jimmy Adams
Service Dates: 08-30-1979 to 12-27-2005
26 Years of Dedicated Service
Sr. Sgt. Adams served in the U.S. Army for 6 years and received an Honorable Discharge. He served for over 26 years with the Carrollton Police Department, beginning his career in Law Enforcement as a Patrol Officer in August 1979. He worked in the Traffic Division where he received advanced training: lamp examination; vehicular homicide investigation, and attended other schools which helped in the reconstruction of accidents.
Sr. Sgt. Adams was promoted to the rank of Corporal while in the Traffic Division. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and placed in command of a Patrol Shift. He was later transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division where he served until December 2005.
During his employment with the Carrollton Police Department, Sr. Sgt. Adams obtained the following certifications with P.O.S.T. (Peace Officer Standards & Training): Basic Peace Officer Certification (1980); Field Training Officer; P.O.S.T. Instructor Certification. He is a specialized instructor for hazardous materials, chemical agents, and ASP.
Sr. Sgt. Adams has received several awards: Victim's Assistance Program (April, 1998); Spirit Award - Carroll County Employer's Committee (1998); Carrollton Jaycees Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer (1983).
Name: Susan Warren
Service Dates: 01-29-1978 to 02-13-2008
30 Years of Dedicated Service
Officer Susan Warren became a full time police officer with the Carrollton Police Department on January 29, 1978. During her time as a police officer she received over 700 hours of P.O.S.T. training. She was transferred to Codes Enforcement on July 1, 1998. She maintained her police officer certification during her time as a Codes Enforcement Officer. She retired on February 13, 2008.
Name: Willis Boddie
Service Dates: 05-08-1984 to 01-31-2008
24 Years of Dedicated Service
Master Corporal Willis Boddie joined the Carrollton Police Department on May 8th, 1984. He was promoted to Corporal in 1988, transferred to the Community Oriented Policing Division in 1990 working the Westside Patrol. He fulfilled the requirements for Intermediate Certification in April 1992. He returned to night shift Street Patrol in 1993 as O.I.C. (Officer in Charge). In 1995 he fulfilled the requirements for Supervisory and Advanced Certification achieving Master Corporal status. He returned to the Community Oriented Policing Division in 1998, working foot patrol on Adamson Square. On July 28, 2004, he moved to the Patrol Division’s “B” Shift where he remained until his retirement on January 31, 2009.
Name: Tom Wester
Service Dates: 01-17-1984 to 02-28-2007
23 Years of Dedicated Service
Tom Wester graduated from Carrollton High School in 1965. He has worked for the West Georgia College (SUWG) Police Department(1969), the Treasure Lake Police Department (1969 - 1970) as night shift supervisor; the Bremen Police Department (1970 - 1977) and the Carrollton Police Department beginning in 1984. He attained his EMT School certification in 1970. In 1973, Tom attended the 214th Georgia Police Academy in Atlanta, Ga, and in 1976, 549th Certification Georgia Peace Officer. In 1986, he attended the first Georgia Police Academy Traffic Accident School. He has earned the U. S. Coast Guard Master Captain License (1995). Hewas one of the first 30 accident reconstructionist in the State and is a founding member of the Carrollton Police SWAT, Traffic, and Sniper units.
Name: Mike Bradley
Service Dates: 10-29-1974 to 05-30-2003
29 Years of Dedicated Service
Deputy Chief Mike Bradley retired after nearly 29 years of dedicated service to the Department. He joined the Department in October of 1974. He served the Department in carious capacities beginning with the Patrol Division where he served as Patrol Officer, Corporal and Sergeant. He also led the Criminal Investigation Division as Captain prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief of Police. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the Carroll County Rape Crisis Center. He also served on the Human Service Team for Carroll County, the Safe Kids of Georgia in Carroll County and was a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the International Association for Identification. On March 17, 2005 Deputy Chief Mike Bradley was awarded the Medal of Valor for Outstanding Services performed during a shootout where another officer was shot at First Tuesday Mall.
Name: Jane Carroll
Service Dates: 08-11-1975 to 12-31-2001
18 Years of Dedicated Service
Jane began her career with the Police Department in 1975 as the city's first female patrol officer. She worked her way through the ranks from patrol Sergeant, DUI coordinator for the City, County, and University, departmental training officer, Assistant Chief of Police. She was an instructor, both locally as well as with the Regional Police Academy. Jane received her Master's degree from the University of West Georgia in Psychology and held an Assoc. Degree in Criminal Justice. After service 18 years with the Police Department she was transferred over to City Hall to begin the city's Human Resources Department for (then) 250 employees.
Name: Mike Thomas
Service Dates: 11-29-1976 to 03-09-2001
25 Years of Dedicated Service
Capt. Mike Thomas retired after nearly 25 years of dedicated service to the Department. Capt. Thomas began his police career with the Carrollton Police Department in November of 1976. He served in various capacities ranging from Patrol Officer to Lieutenant of Criminal Investigations for twelve (12) years. In September of 1996 he was promoted to Captain of Uniform Services where he served until his retirement in March 2001.
Capt. Thomas graduated from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado in November of 1973 and attended numerous job related specialized schools, including a three-week management course. He was a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia State Intelligence Network, and the Multi-Agency Problem Solving Board. The 2001 Carrollton Police Department Annual Report was dedicated to Capt. Mike Thomas for his dedication and service. On March 17, 2005 Capt. Mike Thomas was awarded the Purple Heard for injuries he received while serving a warrant on July 16, 1979. Capt. Thomas was also awarded the Medal of Valor for Outstanding Services performed during a shootout where another officer was shot at First Tuesday Mall.
Name: Willie North
Service Dates: 07-15-1968 to 12-31-2001
33 Years of Dedicated Service
Officer Willie North joined the Carrollton Police Department on July 15, 1968. After serving the City of Carrollton for over 33 years, Officer North retired in December of 2001. In 1983, Officer North transferred to the Carrollton Fire Department, however, after a short time decided to resume his passion for law enforcement and returned to the City of Carrollton Police Department. Officer North received over 467 hours of training during his career with the Carrollton Police Department. Some areas of his training included Officer Survival, Crisis Intervention, Domestic Violence, Abuse of the Elderly, Hazardous Materials, Firearms, and Accident Investigations. Officer North served this Department in Administrative duties of Fleet Management and supervision of the School Crossing Guards for the City Schools. On February 7, 2005, Officer North was honored by the Carrollton City Council as the City’s first black police officer. On March 17, 2005 Officer Willie North was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries he received during an arrest on January 1, 1974.