TUCKER, Ga. (March 9, 2019) – The City of Tucker is inviting the community to help say thanks to retiring DeKalb County Police Chief James Conroy for his years of service. Conroy will be the guest of honor at a reception before the Tucker City Council meeting on Monday night beginning at 6:30. Residents will have the opportunity to meet and express gratitude to Chief Conroy. The Mayor and City Council will then issue a proclamation in his honor.
“Not only has Chief Conroy led the DeKalb Police Department for the past six years, he was instrumental in working with the City of Tucker on crafting an innovative agreement between the City and County that truly allowed us to focus on improving and prioritizing public safety,” said Tucker Mayor Frank Auman. “While we look forward to a great relationship with the next Chief of Police, Chief Conroy leaves behind some big shoes and we are all grateful for his service.”
Conroy announced his retirement effective April 30 following 28 years with the DeKalb County Police. A nationwide search is underway for his replacement.
At the ceremony to thank Chief Conroy, the City will also recognize Assistant Chief Greg Padrick. Padrick, who was just promoted to Assistant Chief, spent several years as the commander of DeKalb’s Tucker Precinct. Both Padrick and his successor will be at the ceremony to meet the public.
The 6:30 ceremony will be followed by a meeting of the Mayor and City Council at 7 o’clock. Tucker’s City Council Chambers are located at 4228 First Avenue.