Command Staff

Chief Todd Vande Zande

Ph: 770-943-3087, ext. 2014

Chief Vande Zande serves as the top supervisor for the Police Department.

Career: Twenty-eight years of law enforcement experience working with:

  • City of Woodstock
  • City of Marietta
  • City of Canton
  • Presently with City of Hiram

Married:                       Christie Vande Zande

Daughters:                   Candace Vande Zande, Autumn Vande Zande, Kayla Vande Zande,
Savannah Brinson, Abigail Brinson, & Brooke Brinson

Education:                - B.S. Political Science, Kennesaw State University

Masters Public Administration – Governmental Administration, Kennesaw State University

- 109
th Administrative Officers Course, Southern Police Institute, University of Louisville

- Professional Management Program, Columbus State University

Extra-Curricular: Adjunct Professor – Criminal Justice, Chattahoochee Technical College, Kennesaw State University

- Governing Board Member – Highland Rivers Mental Health

Lieutenant Brian Acree

Ph: 770-943-3087, ext. 2015

Lieutenant Acree commands the Criminal Investigations Division, which encompasses Crime Scene Processing and the supervising the Detectives. He has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, and has multiple certifications including: P.O.S.T. Certified Instructor, Field Training Officer, Crisis Intervention Officer, Firearms Instructor, Georgia Work Ready Certified, and is the Department Training Officer. He was the department training officer for the City of Temple, GA and for the DJJ State Police Apprehension Unit. He was most recently certified by the U.S. Marine Corps to train international police officers in Sensitive Site Exploitation (bomb evidence recovery). Lt. Acree also spent 15 months training Iraqi police officers in various fields of law enforcement.

Lieutenant Mike O'Neal

Ph: 770-943-3087, ext. 2017

Lt. O'Neal Commands the Uniform division, which encompasses the Code Enforcement Division and the Uniform Patrol Division. Lt. O'Neal has 20 years of Law Enforcement experience, with a multitude of certifications.