Major | Zone 4
Vincent Moore was assigned as the Commander of Zone 4 (Southwest Atlanta) on
January 1, 2015. Major Moore has more
than 27 years of service with the Atlanta Police Department and began his distinguished
law enforcement career in 1988.
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.
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.