On Monday, June 1, 2020, Bainbridge Public Safety announced Redell Walton, a longtime law enforcement office in Decatur and Grady Counties, as the new Chief of Police. Below is a letter from City Manager Chris Hobby annoucing the hire:
I am pleased to announce this morning that I have offered the position of Police Chief to Redell Walton and he has accepted. Chief Walton will officially begin work at Bainbridge Public Safety on July 6.
Chief Walton has over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Chief Walton began his career in 1990 as a Bainbridge Public Safety Officer spending 4 years with the city before moving to the Decatur County Sheriff’s office in 1994. During his career, Chief Walton has served as a patrol officer, a Deputy Sheriff, a School Resource Officer, a Sheriff’s Investigator and as Chief of the Grady County School System Police. I am confident that these years of experience in varying law enforcement rolls will serve to make Chief Walton a valuable addition to Bainbridge Public Safety.
In this new role, Chief Walton will oversee all police functions within the Bainbridge Public Safety Department. Deputy Director Green will continue to oversee all department functions in support of Director Carter.
Please join me in welcoming Chief Redell Walton to our Public Safety family.
Chief Walton most recently served as the Chief of the Grady County School System Police.