The City of Norcross is pleased to announce that Norcross Police Department Captain Bill Grogan was appointed chief of police. Previously serving as the interim chief since February 2016, Grogan is responsible for the overall operations of the police department and sets the short-term and long-term goals and objectives, as well as planning for the future needs of the department.
Norcross City Manager Rudolph Smith began the search and interview process for the position in early June. On the announcement of Grogan’s new role, Smith commented, “The safety and well-being of our citizens is of upmost importance and with that in mind, Chief Grogan was a solid choice for our community.”
“He has proven leadership skills with his 10 year history at the Norcross Police Department,” added Smith. “He is committed to the safety and security of the Norcross community and has the knowledge and experience necessary to serve as the leader of police services for Norcross.”
Prior to being appointed interim chief of police, Grogan served as captain of support services for the Norcross Police Department. In this role, Grogan managed the Norcross Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Professional Standards Unit, Property/Evidence/Crime Scene, Crime Suppression Team, Communications, Records, Community Outreach and Code Enforcement. As captain, Grogan also managed technology-related components including the police department’s records management system, crime analysis and GPS.
Born and raised in Norcross, Grogan is a Navy veteran and received his undergraduate degree in business from Georgia State University. Grogan briefly relocated to Colorado where he began his law enforcement career. Upon moving back to his hometown 10 years ago, Grogan was hired by the Norcross Police Department where he has served in numerous capacities.
“It is an honor to serve the citizens of Norcross as the chief of police,” said Grogan. “The Norcross Police Department is unparalleled in its quality of staff with both uniform and civilian personnel who are dedicated to the safety of the community. With a well-trained staff in place, I look forward to interacting with the community and being available to both citizens and local businesses.”
“The Norcross Police Department prides itself on working closely with the community to identify concerns and implement solutions,” continued Grogan. “We are here for the citizens of Norcross. As the eyes and ears of the community—our relationship with local citizens is vital to the success and safety of the City of Norcross.”