Billy Grogan became the first Chief of Police for the new City of Dunwoody in December 2008.
Previously, Chief Grogan served as Deputy Chief of Police for the Marietta Police Department where he was employed from 1981 until his retirement in 2008. Chief Grogan was promoted through the ranks of the Marietta Police Department and served in many challenging, yet rewarding positions.
As a police professional, Chief Grogan is committed to the concept of Community Policing as a way to connect with the community in a meaningful way to combat crime and disorder and improve the quality of life for the visitors and citizens of Dunwoody. Chief Grogan co-developed the award winning Marietta Strategically Targeting Areas with Resources (M-STAR) community policing program while at Marietta. In 2008, Chief Grogan presented a Senior Leadership Workshop on Community Policing to Senior Egyptian Police Leaders in Cairo, Egypt.
Chief Grogan believes strongly that serving the community is a calling. Giving back and being involved in the community has always been a passion. As a current member of the Rotary Club of Dunwoody, Chief Grogan has volunteered for numerous community projects benefitting various non-profits. In addition, Chief Grogan served as former Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) Director for the State of Georgia.
Chief Grogan is a member of numerous professional organizations including the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP), Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA).
Chief Grogan is the current President of the GACP. He also serves as an active board member for the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Advisory Board (GILEE), the IACP Civil Rights Committee, and the Atlanta FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) Executive Board.
Chief Grogan is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (FBINAA), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Seminar (LEEDS), the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program with the Israeli Police, and a graduate of the Georgia Command College.