Major Vincent Moore currently serves as Commander of the Information Services Section where he oversees central records, the crime lab, crime scene technicians, licenses and permits and property. He was previously assigned as the Commander of Zone 4 (Southwest Atlanta). Major Moore has more than 29 years of service with the Atlanta Police Department and began his distinguished law enforcement career in 1988.
Always applying the principles of community policing and engagement, Major Moore has held a variety of positions throughout his more than two decade tenure at the Atlanta Police Department. As an officer, he was assigned to serve Zone 1 (Northwest Atlanta) and the Atlanta Housing Authority. In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and assigned to Zone 6 (East Atlanta). After working in Zone 6 for several weeks, he was reassigned to the Atlanta Housing Authority Section to help reduce crime in the city’s public housing communities.
In 1998, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and assigned to Zone 5 (Northwest Atlanta). In 1999, he was assigned to manage the Gun Unit. While in this unit, Major Moore worked with the Fulton County District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, on an initiative that helped to prosecute criminals under federal statutes. In 2000, Major Moore was appointed to command Zone 1. While in Zone 1, he created several initiatives, including Operation Crackdown, SAFE Neighborhoods, and Operation Abandon Property. These programs focused on decreasing crime by cleaning up neighborhood blight, and demolishing dilapidated properties. In 2002, Major Moore was asked to lead a taskforce with local, state, federal and community leaders, and tasked with creating additional solutions to target blight and crime. He was recognized for his efforts of cleaning up Zone 1 and was named the Neighborhood Planning Unit Chairperson Commander of the Year.
One of the most rewarding highlights of his exemplary career was his assignment working in the Martin Luther King Historical District. He was able to build trust and strong partnerships with a diverse constituent base, consisting of churches, lodges, educational institutions, civic and corporate organizations, federal authorities and local businesses. He is most proud of the fact that these collaborative efforts contributed to a significant reduction in crime, and led to a successful revitalization, that has attracted entrepreneurs and new visitors to the historical district.
In 2010, he was assigned to the School Detective Section and a year later was assigned to Zone 6 (East Atlanta) as an Assistant Zone Commander. In 2012, he was selected to serve as the Chief of Staff for the City of Atlanta Police Department.
Major Moore is currently a member of both the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF). He is also a graduate of Senior Management Institute for Police (SMIP). He is also an honor’s graduate of Saint Leo University, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University.