Derrick Austin  
Police Department
Title: Chief of Police
Phone: 770-946-4513


Experience
Chief Derrick Austin began his law enforcement career in 1993. He worked for the Henry County Police Department from 1993-1996 and the Locust Grove Police Department from 1996-1999. In 1999, Austin joined the Hampton Police Department  and has worked on the Uniform Patrol Units as well as Criminal Investigations Unit. Austin is a certified Field Training Officer, and Marijuana Identification Certified from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Chief Austin is a graduate from Henry County High School Class of 1989, continuing his education at Abraham Baldwin College with an Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Chief Austin is also an accomplished private pilot. He and his wife Cindy have two daughters Jill and Katie. 

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