Captain Kevin Gaddis with the Gainesville Police Department has been named the new deputy chief.
Gaddis replaces former Deputy Chief John Robertson, who retired late last month following more than 26 years of service.
“It is with great honor and pride that I have the opportunity to appoint Kevin Gaddis as our deputy chief,” Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said in a press release from the City of Gainesville. “As deputy chief, Kevin will continue to use his wealth of knowledge and experience to help lead our agency.
Gaddis has more than 30 years of experience in law enforcement, 25 of which has been with the Gainesville Police Department. He has served in multiple areas of the department in supervisor and managerial roles. Most recently he was named captain of the Operations Bureau.
“I want to say how humbled I am to be appointed deputy chief of this agency,” Gaddis said. I am looking forward to working with Chief Parrish and the entire department to continue the tradition of excellent service to the citizens and visitors of Gainesville.”
Gaddis is a native of Habersham County, where he currently lives with his wife of 26 years. He is a father to two adult sons, one of which serves as a Georgia State Patrol trooper and the other as a Gwinnett County Firefighter.
Gaddis graduated from the Northeast Georgia Police Academy and later attended Lanier Technical College. He is a class member of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Hall and serves on the Rape Response Board of Directors.