DUNWOODY — Deputy Police Chief David Sides has announced his retirement from the police force. Along with his retirement comes the promotion of several officers.
After 39 years of service at both the Marietta Police Department and then with the Dunwoody Police Department, Sides will retire April 10.
“I am proud of the job David has done and thank him for his service to the citizens of the city of Dunwoody,” said Dunwoody Police Chief Billy Grogan. “I am also thankful for his continued support and friendship. I can honestly say that Deputy Chief David Sides made my job easier and more enjoyable these last 10 years. He will be missed,” Grogan said.
With the retirement of Deputy Chief’s Sides, numerous staff members have been promoted.
Major David Barnes is promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief.
Lieutenant Michael Carlson is promoted to the rank of Major and will be responsible for Administrative Service and the Criminal Investigations Division.
Sergeant Patrick Krieg is promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and will be responsible for the Uniform Patrol Night Shifts.
Detective Anthony Stallings is promoted to the rank of Sergeant and will transfer to the Uniform Patrol Division.
“I look forward to the next decade of service by announcing a series of promotions which are indicative of our commitment to strong, professional, and dependable leadership.” said Grogan.
The department will host a retirement reception for Deputy Chief Sides, immediately followed by a promotional ceremony, Tuesday April 9 at 1 p.m. at the Dunwoody Police Department.