“There comes a special moment in everyone’s life, a moment which that person was born. That special opportunity, when he seizes it, will fulfill his mission—a mission for which he is uniquely qualified. In that moment, he finds greatness. It is his finest hour”

Winston Churchill

Chris Pigors – Bio

For more than twenty years I have worked in law enforcement in many capacities and for several metro Atlanta area departments.  I began my law enforcement career as a correction officer with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Reserve.  I quickly moved up the ranks to achieve the rank of lieutenant.  Working the 1996 U. S. Olympic Games in Atlanta was a highlight of my career with the department.

I then moved into the police services and joined the Riverdale Police Department where I became a field trainer, investigator, and a master patrol officer, which entailed assisting the watch commander and mentoring junior officers.  Wanting to move into supervision, I joined the Fairburn Police Department where I became a sergeant and shift commander becoming one of the first officers in the State of Georgia to be Crises Intervention Certified (CIT).

Seeing an opportunity to move into management, I accepted a position with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department where I served as a captain and assistant division commander of the 5th largest sheriff’s office in the State of Georgia.  I was responsible for the supervision of the Warrant Division deputies, elite Cobra Unit, and the Fugitive Unit.

Currently I am a major with the City of Grantville Police Department.

Education

B.A. Criminal Justice
St. Leo University
summa cum laude

Training

  • Certified At-Risk Adult Crime Tactics Specialist
  • Crisis Intervention Team training (a police-based first responder pre-arrest jail diversion program, nationally known as the “Memphis Model”)
  • Interdiction for the Protection of Children
  • Intermediate Certification
  • Advance Certification
  • Supervision Training
  • Management Training
  • General Instructor Certified
  • SWAT Member Training
  • Criminal Investigation Training
  • Accident Investigation Training
  • Radar Certified
  • Lidar (Laser) Certified
  • Basic law Enforcement certified
  • Basic Jailer Certified

Personal Achievements

Entrepreneur

  • Founded a unique and highly rated company, Peach Pedaler, a 14-passenger party bike that brought visitors on fun and engaging tours of downtown Atlanta.
  • Sold the 5-Star business to run for sheriff

Community Service

  • For over a decade, speaking with middle and high-school students all over the metro area teaching leadership, communication, and competitive skills
  • Chosen to be a member of the Fayette County Parent Advisory Council
  • Active member of the Whitewater PTSO (Parent-Teacher-Student Organization)

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