Randell C. Robinson
Major|Special Enforcement Section
Major Randell C. Robinson is a 28 year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department and was appointed the Special Enforcement Section Commander on May 12, 2011.
Major Robinson has served the citizens of Atlanta in patrol, investigative, and training assignments during his tenure at the police department.
After graduating from the Police Academy, he was first assigned to Zone Three, patrolling the streets of southwest and southeast Atlanta. He became a handler of a K-9 Bomb detection dog at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in April of 1991.
In 1993, Major Robinson was promoted to the rank of Sergeant, and was first assigned to uniform patrol at the Zone Two precinct, then was assigned to the Atlanta Housing Authority Section, which was tasked with promoting the Community Policing effort throughout the City. He also served as the Administrative Supervisor for Zone Three Evening Watch before being assigned to the Atlanta Police Academy in the Recruit Training Unit.
One of his most gratifying Departmental accomplishments while assigned to Training was the task of developing the Department’s first Atlanta Citizen’s Police Academy. The new program brought together citizens throughout the City, to inform them of the basic operations of the Police Department, and to develop advocates in the communities. The Citizen’s Academy continues today.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in December of 1999, Major Robinson was the Evening Watch Commander of Zone Five before beginning his Criminal Investigations Division track.
As a Lieutenant in Criminal Investigations, he served as the Sex Crimes Commander, and was the Homicide Unit Commander during the implementation of the Department’s Homicide Officer Involved Shooting Team (H.O.I.S.T.) and for the launching of Mattie’s Call, a Project Lifesaver Atlanta program specifically designed to assist families in locating missing Alzheimer’s patients. The Departments General Investigations were also assigned under Homicide Command, and were responsible for responding to citywide calls for investigative needs during the overnight hours.
Also as Lieutenant, Major Robinson served as the Central Investigations Commander which encompassed Commercial Robbery, Major Fraud, Pawn Desk, and the Auto Theft Task Force.
His last assignment as Lieutenant was that of being the Commander of the School Detectives Unit. The unit was specialized to address the public safety issues within the Atlanta Public School System, working with APS personnel and community agencies in the detection and elimination of unlawful, unwholesome, and harmful conditions that could endanger the safety and welfare of citizens, staff, and students.
As a Lieutenant, Major Robinson was appointed the Zone Two Assistant Commander by the Chief of Police, developing and evaluating crime fighting strategies; coordinating information and actions with other sections of the Department; developing relationships and coordinating activities with citizens, business entities, and governmental agencies. While assigned to Zone Two, Major Robinson was appointed to Captain, where he served until becoming the Assistant Commander as a Captain at the Airport.
Major Robinson holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mercer University in Organizational Leadership, and a Master’s degree from Columbus State University in Public Administration. He has also graduated from the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College and Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Executive Training School. He also graduated from the Clark Atlanta University Rising Star Leadership Development Program. His professional memberships include the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and the Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.
Major Robinson is a resident of the City of Atlanta, and continually strives to ensure citizens and visitors receive “Best in Class” service from the Atlanta Police Department.