Walton returns to BPS as Police Chief

Published 2:56 pm Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Bainbridge Public Safety announced Monday that Redell Walton will assume the role of Police Chief.

In this new role, Chief Walton will oversee all police functions within the Bainbridge Public Safety Department. Deputy Director Frank Green will continue to oversee all department functions in support of Director Jerry Carter.

Redell’s first day of work will be this Saturday.

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Walton has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. He began his career in 1990 as a Bainbridge Public Safety Officer, spending 4 years with the city before moving to the Decatur County Sheriff’s office in 1994. During his career, Walton has served as a patrol officer, a Deputy Sheriff, a School Resource Officer, a Sheriff’s Investigator and most recently as Chief of the Grady County School System Police.

“I am confident that these years of experience in varying law enforcement roles will serve to make Chief Walton a valuable addition to Bainbridge Public Safety,” said Bainbridge City Manager Chris Hobby.