Nathan E. Pollard
Chief of Police
Phone: 770-482-8947 ext. 124
Chief Pollard graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in 1982 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. Chief Pollard was Class Valedictorian for class 90-2 at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center (FCPSTC) in College Park, Georgia. Chief Pollard is a Peace Officer and Standards Training Council (P.O.S.T.) Certified Master Training Instructor for the State of Georgia. In 1992 as a member of the Georgia Air National Guard, Dobbins AFB, Chief Pollard (Staff Sergeant) was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal and received an Honorable Discharge in 1993. In 2007 Chief Pollard attended Command College in Columbus, Georgia and received a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. He is currently a Criminal Justice PhD Candidate with Walden University.
Chief Pollard began his career in 1988 with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Fulton County Georgia. During that time, he worked as Jailer and Mandate Coordinator at the FCPSTC. In 1995 Chief Pollard became the Interim Chief at Clark Atlanta Department of Public Safety. During that time, he was instrumental in developing policies and procedures, arrest procedures, instituting budgeting guidelines, and preparing for the 1996 Olympic Games Venue. Chief Pollard joined the Olympic Games Committee to become the Assistant Venue Security Manager for the Georgia State University (Badminton) Venue. In 1997 Chief Pollard returned to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office where he rose to the rank of Captain and held several positions: Court Operations Commander for the Fulton County Court House, Watch Commander (11-7, 3-11shifts), and Training Director. Chief Pollard has a wide range of law enforcement experience to include Leadership, Budgeting, Criminal Investigations, Fraud Investigation, Defensive Tactics, Protective Services Training, Emergency Vehicle Operations Course Instructor (E.V.O.C.), Supervision and Management Instructor, and Union Labor Management Training. Chief Pollard also has Civic and Fraternal membership with several organizations: Fraternal Order of Police, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. (Ohio State President, 1980), Sigma Alpha Pi National Honor Society, and Grand Master for the State of Georgia Progressive Global Masonic Lodge. Chief Pollard has over 30 years of law enforcement experience and over 25 years of that has been in supervisory or leadership positions. Chief Pollard has been married to his wife (Katrelle) for 23 years and has one daughter, Tearre. He is the son of the late (Ralph) and Alice Freeman of Youngstown, Ohio; and Claude Grinter of Toledo, Ohio.