Chamblee’s assistant police chief announces retirement

Chamblee’s Assistant Police Chief Mike Beller, who has served in this role for 25 years, has announced his plans to retire.

Beller informed Chamblee officials of his decision in August, according to a news release.

Beller joined the Chamblee Police Department in 1997 and became assistant chief of police in 2014. Prior to his roles in the Chamblee Police Department, Beller served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger infantry team leader and a graduate of the U.S. Army Sniper School.

Beller described himself as focused on “progressive responsibility in law enforcement,” and “driven to raise [the] standards of professionalism and accountability in the profession,” throughout his career.

Chamblee officials described Beller as “a well-known face in the Chamblee community.”

“As a champion of community outreach, Beller fostered goodwill and cooperation between the Chamblee Police Department and the diverse communities throughout the city,” stated officials.

Throughout his career as assistant police chief, Beller said he was primarily responsible for more than 60 sworn officers and supervisors, and he managed organizational changes such as the implementation of a take-home police car policy as well as the creation of the department’s body camera policy.

“I am grateful to have spent my entire career serving in a very supportive community,” said Beller. “Chamblee is a great place to live and work and it will always hold a very special place in my heart.”

Chamblee officials have not released when the search will begin for the city’s next assistant police chief.

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