Meet three candidates for Clayton police chief

Our Board of Commissioners have narrowed the choices for Clayton’s police chief down to three candidates to replace former police chief Jeff Turner.

As per the AJC, Assistant Chief of Police John E. Pearson Sr. has served the Hogansville Police Department since March 2009. The former DeKalb county assistant police chief is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Columbus State University. Pearson, who is married to WSB-TV anchor Monica Pearson, could not be reached for a comment.

Although Deputy Police Chief Gregory Porter has worked with the CCPD for 22 years, he has been an active member of the Clayton county community for 30 years, serving on several boards ranging from school based youth programs to addressing issues and concerns with the elderly, among many other community based initiatives.

“It will be my intention to improve the response time of calls for service while increasing the level of customer service from every aspect. This will be accomplished by implementing a more proactive approach focusing on reducing crime by utilizing various proven law enforcement methods,” says Porter. “Continuing to foster community involvement, as well as, seeking new partnerships, will be the most significant aspect surrounding my new and improved “community oriented policing model”.”

Interim Police Chief Timothy R. Robinson has served the CCPD for 28 years in various capacities. Robinson, who has held the position since December 2009 when Jeff Turner was fired, could not be reached for a comment.

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The BOC has not stated when the new police chief will be named. But based on these candidates, who would you choose and why? What qualities will you expect from Clayton’s new police chief? Is there someone else who you think should be considered for the position?

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Furry Vengence

August 16th, 2010
4:39 pm

Bring back Chief Turner. No more puppets.

Clayton Resident

August 16th, 2010
4:51 pm

Cheif Turner should have never been unceremoniously dumped not once but twice so far.

HDLKClayton

August 16th, 2010
6:38 pm

I agree Turner should have never been let go, but Porter is no joke and he’s not a puppet ether.

0 Confidence

August 16th, 2010
6:42 pm

All 3 candidates will just be used as a puppet for the BOC. Chief Robinson has already made several decisions that have dramatically reduced morale at CCPD. Experienced officers are looking to leave ASAP. Just another blow to Clayton County.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 16th, 2010
6:49 pm

In my honest opinion, Timothy R. Robinson is the best man for the job. If the Officers don’t agree with his decisions, thats the reason that he be the boss and Chief of Police. Changing diapers should not be part of his job as our Chief.

HDLKClayton

August 16th, 2010
6:50 pm

I agree Turner should still be chief, but Porter is no joke and he is not a puppet ether.

Snooki

August 16th, 2010
7:41 pm

We need strong leaders. Someone who is going to bring justice to the citizens of Clayton County. We need a Chief who will do what is right, not bend over and take it.

Uh oh!

August 16th, 2010
7:48 pm

Wow John Pearson has zero vote, good thing he married well LOL

2DPoint

August 16th, 2010
8:27 pm

I don’t see how it will matter with any of the above. Until our county government improve from the top, a new police chief will be about as effective as a sterile man humping a hussy in heat.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 16th, 2010
8:54 pm

I don’t see Jeff Turner’s name on the list, to be considered, for Chief; Where did his name come from ?

Are You Kidding?

August 16th, 2010
9:20 pm

Yes, Turner needs to be back, however it will never happen. Porter is no where ready for this job. Robinson has been the next yes man, and unfortunately, that is what the commissioners are looking for. So if they chose Porter, sobeit.

Chocolatedrop

August 16th, 2010
9:59 pm

It doesn’t matter who’s chief if the politicians keep running the police department. @ 0 confidence you are def right.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 16th, 2010
11:00 pm

(( Interim Chief Robinson is a member of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Tactical Officers Association ))

{{ Deputy Chief Porter is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, N.O.B.L.E. (National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives), N.A.S.R.O. (National Association of School Resource Officers) and the Georgia Gang Association. ))

Lets go by Professional Standards and Qualifications.

POLLJAMMER

August 16th, 2010
11:42 pm

Interim Police Chief Timothy R. Robinson has served the CCPD for 28 years in various capacities. Robinson, who has held the position since December 2009 when Jeff Turner was fired. This is the man who should keep the job! Think about it, things aren’t that bad now! Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, crime is up but it’s up “EVERYWHERE”! Let Chief Robinson run it until he screws up; in the “PUBLIC’S EYE” not CCBOC eyes; they’re crooked! Timothy R. Robinson police the entire county, not just the politicially astute areas! That’s where Jeff lost!

He's Proof

August 16th, 2010
11:57 pm

I’m glad Jeff Turner is out. He was a “Politician” not a “REAL” police chief. Maybe he should run for politicial offices in Clayton! Now, he knows what the old saying means, ” what goes around, come around”!

The Evaluator

August 17th, 2010
1:56 am

Clayton County is very fortunate to have two great candidates for its next Chief Of Police in Interim Chief Of Police Timothy R. Robinson and Deputy Chief Of Police Of Field Operations Command Gregory Porter.

Either one would make a great Chief Of Police of the Clayton County Police Department.

Only one however can be the next Chief Of Police so the question is who is the best candidate who can lead our great Police Department to even higher levels of success, achievement, and honor, build on the successes that the Police Department have already obtained and achieved, and will correct areas of deficiences, underperformance, and less than stellar work within some areas of the Police Department.

Both Tim Robinson and Greg Porter bring significant strengths in terms of their experience, educational backgrounds, additional police training, completion and graduation from the Federal Bureau Of Investigation’s National Academy which serves as a training ground for Police Officers who aspire to be Chief Of Police. More of their accomplishments, accolades, honors, recognitions, and achievements can be read by clicking on the links provided by the blogmaster Ms. Kimberly Allen within her blog topic article.

So it really comes to who is the best candidate who as our next Chief Of Police will make the very hard and tough decision that will come when he reorganizes the department and reassigns people to the right areas and departments that will exercise their strengths and their effectiveness as they carry out the next Chief Of Police’s vision, outline, goals, and plan of action for the Clayton County Police Department in reducing crime, perserving the quality of life for all of Clayton County residents and citizens, and making this county a very safe, secure, and peaceful place to live.

It comes down to which candidate can best connect with the citizens and residents of Clayton County, some of which who do not trust the police officers in the Clayton County Police Department in building bridges and restoring trust, confidence, and faith that these residents want to have with the police officers and also with the entire Clayton County Police Department and the leaders who will lead the department.

It comes down to which candidate is the most ethical, honest, trustworthy, sincere, and who will have transparency and openness in the Clayton County Police Department

It comes down to which candidate will connect and work with the other local (Clayton County Sheriff’s Department, and the other Police Departments in the cities within Clayton County), state, and federal law enforcement agencies, the general public as a whole, neighborhood programs, the faith based communities, and the Clayton County School System.

It comes down to which candidate will further build upon, enhance, and improve upon the Neighborhood Patrol Policing System by the Clayton County Police Officers started by Clayton County’s previous Chief Of Police Jeffrey E. Turner when he became Chief Of Police three-and-one-half years ago which has been a very successful policing system that is designed to have the police department partner with and connect to the citizens, residents, business owners, homeowner associations, schools, and others in Clayton County to address head on, crime and criminal activity by knowing the beat or zone areas to which the police officer is assigned and getting to know the people and businesses in that area and having the people know the police officer. Because of this powerful and great policing system, the community and businesses will know who their police officer is and this relationship empowers the citizens and business owners to know and be aware of what is going on in their area and they will be more likely to call their police officer for any suspicious or criminal activity or activities that they witness or see.

It comes down to which candidate will work best with the Clayton County Board Of Commissioners and will respect and carry out their collective vision for crime reduction and having a Police Department that is supremely and efficiently run, manages its resources and its man and woman power well, maximizes its monetary budget approved by the Clayton County Board Of Commissioners on a yearly basis, give strong, powerful, and great leadership of the department and who will make the very tough, hard, and necessary decisions needed to ensure that the Clayton County Police Department will always work and perform at its very best level.

Lastly, it comes down to which candidate as Chief Of Police will work the hardest, is the best dedicated and committed, commands respect, not afraid, timid, or hesitant to take quick, decisive, and swift actions when needed without fear, has the very best drive, desire, energy, enthusiasm, intelligence, know-how, work ethic, love, passion and spirit for the job and leader of the entire Clayton County Police Department, zeal, power, leadership skills and abilities, charisma, personality, devotion, superior skills and abilities to inspire, motivate, and lead all the police officers to positive actions in keeping the residents and citizens of Clayton County safe, secure, and protected, and who will be able to get positive results from all who are under his command, power, and authority.

Out of the two candidates for the Chief Of Police of the Clayton County Police Department, one candidate is an excellent candidate with impressive credentials, training, education, and leadership skills and in any other county or city of Clayton County’s comparable size, he would make a very fine and excellent Chief Of Police of that county or city.

IN CLAYTON COUNTY, THERE IS ONLY ONE CANDIDATE WHO IS THE VERY BEST, SUPERIOR, AND SUPER EXCELLENT CANDIDATE, WHO STANDS HEAD AND SHOULDERS ABOVE ANY AND ALL CANDIDATES WHO PLACED THEIR NAME IN CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION AND WHO WILL MAKE ALL OF CLAYTON COUNTY’S CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS PROUD AND THAT CANDIDATE WHO IS THE VERY BEST CHOICE FOR THE NEXT CHIEF OF POLICE OF THE CLAYTON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT IS GREGORY PORTER.

Big Papi

August 17th, 2010
7:36 am

Robinson, take your pension and run like hell! You are too good a man to get mired in this cesspool. You seem to be the best man on paper, but I doubt if you have the stomach for the political infighting and back-stabbing that comes with this job. I doubt if the new chief will last 3 years ( better get a contract) unless he’s a total puppet.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 17th, 2010
10:11 am

This nonsense about being a “Yes Man” is silly and immature.We don’t want another Victor Hill as our Chief of Police in Clayton County and the BOC as the power to stop this from happening.The Sheriff is elected and he is protected because he is constitutional official in this county, the Chief is not. The Chief has to answer for his actions, misconduct, his statements to the public and press, and his overall performance to the BOC. The Chief is another paid employee of the county. Disrespect, to our elected officials and our citizens, should not be tolerated by county employees at no time.

Guest

August 17th, 2010
10:19 am

Why is the Pearson man even being considered as a viable candidate? He is just now pursuing a bachelors degree after all of his years in law enforcement? That is a joke, considering he wants to lead a large complex police department. Must be a whimsical deisre. He has sure not put in the expectd academic work yet. Quite frankly none of these are guys are strong candidates. This process seems to have a lot of local flavor; which tends to ignore truly well qualified objective candidates from being hired. Start over…

Why the foolishness?

August 17th, 2010
11:02 am

Clayton County had an excellent Police Chief. The goofball commissioners chose to fire him. The County continues to be a laughing stock.

My Opinion

August 17th, 2010
11:15 am

I totally agree 100 Percent with The Evaluator’s comments and posting that Greg Porter is the very best man for the job as Clayton County’s next Chief Of Police.

Greg Porter is a great police officer, an ethical and moral person of great character and integrity, and will serve the Clayton County citizens well as Chief Of Police.

Greg Porter is a great leader who as the Number Two guy in the Clayton County Police Department under previous chief Jeff Turner and present Interim Chief Tim Robinson served his position well, respected the decisions that these two made, showed them both great loyality, if had an opinion of a better way of doing things, knew his place and offered his opinions when asked, never publically nor privately portrayed himself in an unfavorable light, always respected the power, authority, and command that came with his position as Deputy Chief, and was a very superior, capable, accessible, out-going, friendly, personable, Deputy Chief who had an open door policy to any and all Clayton County Citizens, Residents, and any other person who needed his help on any policing issues, problems, or concerns of the police officers under his command and authority and would not only hear your concerns, but would devise a plan of action and would implement that plan and would get back to you to see if his plan of action is working and is providing success and addressing and solving the problem or complaint and would readjust the plan of action if necessary if it was not providing the desired results.

Greg Porter will hold everyone under him accountable, responsible, and answerable for their actions, conduct, and behavior and will make sure that all will follow, adhere to, and obey all of the laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures that govern the Clayton County Police Department and as The Evaluator stated, will take swift, quick, immediate, and decisive actions for those police officers who choose not to.

Greg Porter is a very strong but fair leader who himself not break, bend, or violate the rules, regulations, policies, procedures, or laws that govern his behavior as Chief Of Police (positive thinking as the decision has not been made yet) as he will have some very tough, hard, and difficult decisions to make in reorganizing the command structure of the Police Department.

Tim Robinson is also a man of impeccable and exemplary qualities and would also make an excellent police chief.

However, in my opinion, Tim Robinson’s skills, abilities, personality, temperament, nature, character, qualities, and overall talents as a Chief Of Police would best be suited in counties that are rural, smaller, not urbanized, and stable in terms of the population makeup, with controlled growth such as Fayette County, Coweta County, Forysth County, and Clayton County of years back in the 1970’s, 1980’s and even in the first half of the 1990’s until the Olympics which brought a dramatic shift and change to Clayton County with massive population increases, a change in the counties’ demographics, socioeconomic status, income average, and the overall change of Clayton County’s status from a quiet, rural, peaceful, majority homeowner owned houses, relaxed county (much like Fayette County execept the income level of its residents was not as high as in Fayette County) to an urbanized, overcrowded, and in many areas, a crime ridden county that is now full of renters, Section 8 People, other undesirables, and a county that is majority renters and has a transient and constantly moving population of people.

The way Clayton County is right now with massive overcrowding, its urbanization, its present majority population of people, its current status as a place for renters, it being a home for the Section 8 Population of people with the massive decrease of property values in its homes, instability in general and the constant problems that occur on a regular basis, divided Clayton County Board Of Commissioners (Wole Ralph, Sonna Singleton, and Gail Hambrick on one side which constitutes the majority voting and decision making power on the Commission and Eldrin Bell and Michael Edmondson which are in the minority two) makes the choice very clear, obvious, and evident that there is only man that as The Evaluator stated is the very best man for the job of the next Chief Of Police of the Clayton County Police Department who will be successful and will carry the department to new heights of success, accomplishments, achievements, and will get great, positive, and powerful results for all under his command, authority, and leadership and that man is GREGORY PORTER.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 17th, 2010
12:05 pm

Sometimes, Less is More when endorsing a candidate for a position. The reasoning gets lost in the hype of the sales pitch.

The Clayton New world order

August 17th, 2010
2:58 pm

The Choice is obvious…Greg Porter…the reason…Community Orientated. Chief Robinson is not a public figure that interacts well with the Citizens. I have been to the community meetings and observed Greg Porter take over the Q & A sessions where Robinson would stay mum. We need community based leaders and in my opinion, Porter is it.

Porter4CCPDChief

August 17th, 2010
3:23 pm

Chief Porter is the best man for the position of Chief of Police for Clayton County. I have seen his face in the community SEVERAL TIMES OVER…..can’t say that for the other candidates. I question their ability or willingness to serve the people of this county. You can’t be scared to come into the heart of the community if you are going to genuinely and proudly serve the people. Porter is the man….he’s hands on in the community, committed to involve himself in every aspect and that makes me proud. There are some candidates who have not embraced every corner of this county…..except for Morrow and Lake Spivey….I wonder why?????? BUT WE REALLY ALL KNOW THE ANSWER!!!!!

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 17th, 2010
3:45 pm

The Clayton New world order; You gave a very good sales pitch on Greg Porter. Simple, Cut & Dry, and to the point.:)

The Answer

August 17th, 2010
3:53 pm

Get rid of the police department! Now that Victor is not involved, maybe its a not a bad idea. The BOC will always try to manipulate the police department.

Snooki

August 17th, 2010
4:37 pm

PORTER? Are you kidding me! He can’t be trusted. We need someone who is not connected to the three puppets. No, No, No, No, to PORTER!

Snooki

August 17th, 2010
4:40 pm

@ The Answer

Why don’t you focus more on serving the warrants and taking care of the jails and courts.
Let Clayton County Police Department worry about patrolling our streets.

Truthstater

August 17th, 2010
5:33 pm

The postings by The Evaluator, My Opinion, The Clayton New World Order, and Porter4CCPDChief says it all.

I support Gregory Porter to be the next Police Chief of the Clayton County Police Department.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 17th, 2010
6:35 pm

Being in racial mixed society, where forward thinking races, are no longer separated by cultural indifferences or skin color; Lets see what a White Chief can do; Please let be fair about this, give little equality to our racial mixed society.

The Answer

August 17th, 2010
8:30 pm

Snooki
(((Why don’t you focus more on serving the warrants and taking care of the jails and courts.)))

What do you mean by “you”? Would your job be threatened, so you state “you”?

Furry Vengence

August 17th, 2010
11:02 pm

Why are the Commissioners still hiring? I thought we were under a hiring freeze, but oh no, tonight they went and approved about 8 new county positions, PLUS they still have yet to hire a new Chief of Police. Where is the money coming from? Didn’t they close the Police Academy under the supposition that county funds were very tight. What about the 5 Academy employees let go (including the former Chief of Police)? I smell a rat…

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 18th, 2010
12:51 am

Stop lyin and tell da truf; Have you talked to Jeff Turner about returning to the police force in Clayton County ?
Maybe he don’t want to return as a underdog.

Rhonda

August 18th, 2010
2:19 am

Interim Chief Robinson, because he has more years of experience, and he has more education.

Big Papi

August 18th, 2010
9:21 am

Evaluator, you took half page to say what everyone else knows……Robinson won’t get the job BECAUSE he’s white. While that doesn’t help him, a white candidate with more charisma and dynamic leadership ability could overcome that, he doesn’t seem to be that guy. He may win on paper but personality wise does not seem to be a good fit. Porter seems to be the annointed one and perhaps not a bad selection, but just wait until he exercises any independence or exibits a strong ethical or moral compass……….honeymoon over!

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 18th, 2010
1:56 pm

Rhonda :( ( Interim Chief Robinson, because he has more years of experience, and he has more education ))

Rhonda; It appears that we have a Grand Prize Winner among our group. Using less words for her endorsement and cutting to the chase, she went straight to the point told the facts, without going through the hype and long winded opinions. Thank You Rhonda

taylor

August 18th, 2010
9:55 pm

who cares anymore

jsmith

August 18th, 2010
10:50 pm

the only way to clean up clayton county is to bring in the military to patrol the streets!! every official in clayton county should be removed and the state and feds should step in and appoint a temporary government to run the county , like the USA did in japan and germany post world war II.

HCSO LT

August 19th, 2010
12:07 am

Greg Porter is the obvious choice. The ONLY man for the job.

HCSO LT

August 19th, 2010
12:09 am

Chief Porter is the obvious choice. The ONLY man for the job.

Taxpayer

August 19th, 2010
8:01 am

If Greg Porter becomes the chief of Clayton County, God help us all!! Remember my words! What is with the people in this county? Can you for once look for some substance. Let’s encourage the county to start a new search to identify candidates with proven track records of reducing crime somewhere. Have them present the community with a plan for reducing and preventing crime. Stop going for the okie-doke people and taking personality over substance. I don’t want a grinning jokester, I want an effective chief and don’t care what race he belongs to!!

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 19th, 2010
10:58 am

I’m Kinda upset about paying county taxes for a County Police Force that I don’t use or have any use for.I live in the City of Forest Park and we have our own Police Force and our own Chief of Police.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 19th, 2010
1:25 pm

In my own opinion; Greg Porter’s dedication to his religious duties,while serving as a Deacon Church in his Church, in College Park, may play a role in how well he would enforce crime in this county, as Chief. Most of problems with crime is enforcing our current laws and next comes the lack of prosecuting the criminals. In the past, our Clayton County system of justice failed to do their and when many Clayton County Police went to court, they would be totally ignored. Did the Chief follow up on this ? The answer is NO. We need a Chief will stand up for the Officers, to our Magistrate Judge, and ask Why spend the time for an arrest, only to see the criminals go free.
I just don’t think that Porter is up this kind of task.

19&41

August 19th, 2010
4:58 pm

You may as well be having a pool on who gets the job. As the public, you will have no say in it. This is one of the perks of living in this county. No responsibility on your part, no accountability on the commission’s part.

Secret Agent Man

August 19th, 2010
11:48 pm

It doesn’t matter who is chosen. All candidates equally suck. They would all be yes-man or face termination like Turner.

What Accountability

August 19th, 2010
11:54 pm

People like Taxpayer,19&41, HCSO LT, Rhonda and Big Papi are the primary reason this county is in this shape! They want elected officials and police to patrol and legislate thier area of Clayton and to hell with the others! This the reason they keep losing and moving farther and farther into the abyss! They are still raping the land of its resources!

StraightNoChaser

August 20th, 2010
10:01 am

@DoubleAction of Clayton County

You said – “In my own opinion; Greg Porter’s dedication to his religious duties,while serving as a Deacon Church in his Church, in College Park, may play a role in how well he would enforce crime in this county, as Chief.”

What do his religious duties have to do with Porter possibly becoming Chief and performing his duties? May I ask if you have issues with the founders and their beliefs and how they administered the founding of this country? Hmmm I think it was the religious beliefs of the founders that helped shape the Constitution.

Why don’t you really be honest and say why you feel Porters religious beliefs could affect his managing Clayco PD……we won’t Dr.Laura you. LOL!!

Roach

August 20th, 2010
10:20 am

Glad to see that Clayton County Tax Commissioner Terry Baskin was completely exonerated regarding the whole car business, while the county’s solicitor has determined that the 3 puppets on the county commission had no authority whatsoever to take away the tax commissioner’s vehicles. Go Terry! And to the robots who defend the puppets in this forum–try spending your workday serving the people, instead of trying to mislead people in this forum.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
11:58 am

StraightNoChaser ; I will be very glad answer your question with another question.
How many of our founding fathers was appointed as the Chief of Police in their County ?
If you are looking for a weak spot in my statement, I suggest that you look little deeper.

maggie

August 20th, 2010
12:53 pm

I think Jeff Turner has proven himself over the years. Who wanted him out and why was it allowed to happen? Put him back where he belongs!!!!

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
1:14 pm

CONSTITUTION OF GEORGIA
(as amended through the November 1998 general election)

ARTICLE I.

BILL OF RIGHTS

SECTION I.

RIGHTS OF PERSONS

Paragraph VIII. Arms, right to keep and bear. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, but the General Assembly shall have power to prescribe the manner in which arms may be borne.

We should be more watchfull with voicing our opinion in who should managing our law enforcement in this county. Our next Chief should have a clear understanding about our State laws, our lawful rights, and the uppermost respect for our rights, without questions, issues, conflicts, or personal opinions.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
1:25 pm

CONSTITUTION OF GEORGIA
(as amended through the November 1998 general election)

ARTICLE I.
BILL OF RIGHTS

SECTION I.
RIGHTS OF PERSONS

Paragraph IV. ” Religious opinions; freedom of religion. No inhabitant of this state shall be molested in person or property or be prohibited from holding any public office or trust on account of religious opinions; but the right of freedom of religion shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness or justify practices inconsistent with the peace and safety of the state.”

Need I say more ?

Just Wondering

August 20th, 2010
3:16 pm

Where are the posting from the regular bloggers and posters from Sgt. Rock, John Stewart, Raja, and Jonesboro Dawg on who they would like to be the Clayton County Police Department’s next Chief Of Police and why.

They generally provide interesting, insightful, and educational postings.

Just Wondering

Truthstater

August 20th, 2010
3:48 pm

The readers of the blog topic of the week on the candidate that they want to be the next Police Chief of the Clayton County Police Department are speaking very loud and very clear with their vote.

As of the writing of this posting, with 139 Votes cast, Greg Porter is by far the overwhelming choice for the next Police Chief of the Clayton County Police Department with 55 Percent of the vote total with twice the number of votes as the voters second choice.

StraightNoChaser

August 20th, 2010
5:31 pm

@DoubleAction – Are you sure you aren’t a politician? You dodged my question better than Neyo dodged that bullet in the Matrix.

Tell us how you really feel. Let us know that you don’t think Porter has his own mind because he’s been around Turner so long. Tell us you are scared that he thinks like Turner regarding gun laws. Come on man, please share with us. I promised you we won’t Dr. Laura you!!! =)

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
6:02 pm

StraightNoChaser; I did answer your question, but you didn’t bother to read it.
I am not politician in this county; I have to work very hard for my salary and I have to show results at the end of my day.

kallen

August 20th, 2010
6:09 pm

On Monday August 23, the Clayton County School Board will meet regarding school bus transportation. All attendees must arrive before 5:15 p.m.

Sgt Rock

August 20th, 2010
6:14 pm

Just Wondering,

I would tell you that Mr Porter or Mr. Robertson would do a fine job as Chief in Clayton County. The decision must be difficult for the Commissioners as both Candidates are good and upstanding.

Both will express their best intent to the Commissioners when asked and volunteer their true opinion when not asked. Both have always had the best interest of the County and her Citizens above personal gain. Neither of these two candidates will be a push-over for the Commission.

Both will fight tooth and nail for dwindling resources required for the Department. Both will use what they have available to affect change, as much as they can.

I don’t know enough about Mr. Pearson to offer an opinion but I am aware that the Pearsons have been showing up in Clayton County circles in the pas 18 months. Circles that i don’t think are well-intentioned for the County. I don’t intend for this to denegrate Mr. Pearson or his character one iota, just an opinion.

Regardless of the appointee it is up to each and every Citizen to cooperate with the Police. Report suspicious activity. Report things even if you are unsure they are suspicious. If something seems out of place, if something just makes you glance out of the corner of your eye for a split second, it’s suspicious. Call the Police. They are glad to come out, you can remain anonymous when you call. Better an ounce of prevention.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
6:59 pm

Rock : ” Neither of these two candidates will be a push-over for the Commission.”

Rock; Our County Commissioners are Elected Officials in our county, The Chief Police is not. If the Clayton County Police Chief did what our previous Sheriff did, wouldn’t you want the County Commission to nip it at the bud, before things escalated ?
If any pushing is go on, I had rather it be by our elected officials.
Our Proprieties should be display respect in our chain of Government in Clayton County.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 20th, 2010
7:28 pm

StraightNoChaser : (( Tell us you are scared that he thinks like Turner regarding gun laws.))

The Chief of The Clayton County Police Department has absolutely nothing to do with our State or Federal Laws nor does have nothing to do with our U.S. Constitution or our State Constitution. His job is to enforce our laws, not to criticize our laws.

taxpayer

August 20th, 2010
8:39 pm

Oh, my fault. Didn’t know we were selecting 8th grade president, thought we were looking for a competent police chief. Who in their right mind would select a chief based on feedback from a frigging blog!! I hope Greg Porter is selected. Afterall it’s the most appropriate choice for a county that gave Victor Hill some 40 percent of the vote in recent elections and re-elected Sandra Scott. If nothing else, folks here are consistent. Wow, in-frigging-credible!!!

Rev Whiskey

August 20th, 2010
8:57 pm

Thanks to the Solicitor General of Clayton county – we again see the petty foolish actions of the 3 stooges on the BOC. Apparently none of these 3 fools can read. They do not understand their jobs or their limits of office. They seem to be from the Obamanation school of the govt knows better – and how dare you question the ruling class. Their antics will – sooner or later – lead to even more lawsuits against the county. Taxpayers – start saving your pennies. It is nice to see Mr Baskin is not a vindictive man, but is a commendable public servant.

The Shadow

August 20th, 2010
9:45 pm

Wise words Sergeant Rock but be vigalant. One day after the chosing, an unholy trinty coming from the East, North, and South will attempt to sway the Chief. Behind them, invisible, will be a fourth, whispering.

He will be tempted by this alliance, he will be threatened, his funding will held in the balance or worse yet, the set-up will be played against him.

He must be strong, supported by all, to have the strength to overcome the THREE and the FOURTH one that will throw everything in his pathway to destroy him or have him do their bidding.

On Guard

19&41

August 20th, 2010
10:24 pm

The portion of Clayton County I want protected, effectively led and recovered is the part within the county lines. Keep your assumptions to your selfish self.

Secret Agent Man

August 20th, 2010
11:00 pm

I voted someone else because, IMO, they all appear weak and none seems to be a true leader. Being a cop is a dirty job and it takes a stronger man to lead both strong and weak men. Try again.

Greg Porter CCPC Only Choice

August 21st, 2010
7:32 am

I hope the commission of Clayton County chose the right candidate for the position of chief of police and that person is Greg Porter. The citizens of Clayton County will be better served by a person who truly cares about the department and the community as a whole. Mr. Porter is a man above reproach with remarkable character and integrity, and yes God fearing. We need someone in this position who cares about the department and it’s officers as well as the community.

Chief Porter has proven his skills and abilities to lead this department to it’s full potential. This man is humble and has taken no credit behind the scenes trying to protect the citizens of Clayton County and provide guidance to officers within the department. He has develop a relationship with the officers that is positive and he fostered a cooperative bridge with a cross section of communities within the county that is to be commended.

To know Greg Porter is to know a man of greatness, and I am proud that he has an opportunity to share his vision with for the citizens of Clayton County. He truly cares and love the department and will provide the best service to the community than any of the candidates by far. The citizens and the officers are lucky to have a man of this statue willing to represent and serve them. The only choice for Clayton County newest Police Chief is CHIEF GREG PORTER.

Uh oh!

August 21st, 2010
8:34 am

Taxpayer you do know that none of us get to actually choose the police chief, right? That is up to our “esteemed” commissioners but at least the blog gives us a chance to speak on who we like and why without a two minute time limit. Not like the commissioners ever listen to us ANYWAY they already have their agendas. Out of these choices Porter is the best IMO. agreed on Victor Hill and Sandra Scott though just thankfl I don’t live in either of their districts.

Truthstater

August 21st, 2010
11:03 am

TO GREG PORTER CCPD ONLY CHOICE:

Great commments and posting. Well said, stated, and worded.

Snooki

August 21st, 2010
5:18 pm

GREG PORTER? So, how well do you know this man? Can he be trusted? Will he do what’s best for Clayton County Police Department? Or is he going to be a little puppet?

John Stewart

August 21st, 2010
5:24 pm

Decisions, Decisions –

I would also like to congratulate Mr. Porter & Mr. Robertson as finalists for police chief here in Clayton County. I have long been an advocate of having someone that would be police chief of a county or city to have some significant ties to that area. Both Mr. Porter & Mr. Robertson fit that criteria. Just as Sgt. Rock stated this is no slight to Mr. Pearson but simply comparing a list of qualifications coupled with having long term ties to the local community there isn’t a match.

He Who Controls the Guns Rules –

One of the final bastions of the community is the local police dept and with the manner in which the unholy trinity have been hell bent on controlling everything and everyone, the police dept is the last area I would want them to have “their type” control over. My only concern with our new Chief is that he has the “cajónes” to stand up to our commissioners when needed. With some things that I have already heard concerning one of the candidates I am wondering if his stones haven’t already been crushed.

Intangibles –

I personally think this choice will come down to intangibles that only board will decide what they are. I do however say our next Chief MUST and I saw MUST be able raise the moral of the dept as well as command the respect of his fellow officers. Our next Chief will have be visionary in some aspects while holding true policing foundational police tactics that have stood the test of time and produced results. I say good luck to both men and say that Clayton County will have a fine police chief whoever that may be.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 21st, 2010
5:41 pm

Greg Porter CCPC Only Choice : You did a great pump job for your choice, however, you was lagging behind on reasonable thoughts for qualifications.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 21st, 2010
5:47 pm

We will never know about what ego does to some people, until after the fact.

taxpayer

August 21st, 2010
8:28 pm

If he has been with the Department for decades, why hasn’t he distinguished himself by working to reduce crime? He’s there and in a high-level position already. If he is as great as folks say, we ALL should know him by what he has achieved with the police department. And while we don’t “select” the chief, I am thankful that the commissioner representing voters in my district listens to his constituents. I know he has heard from many of us on this matter and will vote in the COUNTY’s best interest.

Furry Vengence

August 21st, 2010
8:58 pm

NO NO NO TO GREG PORTER.
YES YES YES TO TIM ROBINSON.

I see stupid people

August 21st, 2010
9:04 pm

I do not like any of these choices here. I say let’s start over with a national search for a new CCPD Chief.

Thelemic

August 21st, 2010
9:12 pm

I vote for ‘Sheriff Victor Hill’ for Chief of Clayton County Police Department.

Yes! to “Chief Victor Hill’.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 21st, 2010
9:13 pm

Furry Vengence :
{{NO NO NO TO GREG PORTER.))
((YES YES YES TO TIM ROBINSON))

We have another Winning Entry for first place today. It takes few words to get your point across !!

Congratulations Furry Vengence !!!

Vanessa

August 21st, 2010
10:46 pm

OK, let;s keep it real, Porter is a nice guy but you can’t understand what he is saying half of the time, and we need someone who can articulate himself. I used to cringe everytime he was on TV !

Hell to the nah!

August 21st, 2010
11:23 pm

Whoever wants Victor Hill voted in needs to move to RIVERDALE and you can have him ALL DAY LONG! Leave the rest of us outta that hot mess! Robinson seems a bit soft and detached from the community. I don’t know much about Porter and even less about Pearson. Hey BOC, start over!

Thelemic

August 22nd, 2010
1:00 am

We love you “Sheriff Victor Hill”.
Let’s vote for “Chief Victor Hill”
CHIEF VICTOR HILL! CHIEF VICTOR HILL! CHIEF VICTOR HILL!

Raja

August 22nd, 2010
1:02 am

No2Ctran

August 22nd, 2010
1:37 am

glad your back!

I see stupid people

August 22nd, 2010
2:14 pm

Oh, hi Sandr…I mean raja. No more hills or scotts thank you very much.

Baby Boom

August 22nd, 2010
8:37 pm

Why is it taking the BOC a long time to make a dicision on a new chief?

Port O'John

August 22nd, 2010
11:33 pm

It’s amazing! All this “Crying” while the commissioners will pick who they want. Grow up Clayton and stop playing cyberpolitics! It don’t work!

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 23rd, 2010
2:04 am

I is very obvious to me, that some of our posters on the forum, advocates a Government that conflicts with governmental policy. In my own opinion, this would constitute a Police State to maintain obedience by forceful unlawful acts of unbridled control. This against our U.S.Constitution and The Constitution of Georgia. We have already seen threats to rights in county, during the past four years and only a very few of us stands up to lodge our grievances, only to be condemn and ridiculed by our fellow citizens.
This might be why this county has so much sadness, ignorance, and low self esteem.

Truthstater

August 23rd, 2010
8:30 am

The readers, bloggers, and voters on-line continue to speak, vote, and blog very loud and very clear on who is their choice for the next Chief Of Police of the Clayton County Police Department.

As of the writing of this posting with 159 Votes cast so far, Greg Porter continues to be the overwhelming choice for the next Chief Of Police of the Clayton County Police Department with 50 Percent of the vote total.

CONGRADULATIONS GREGORY PORTER.

Steve

August 23rd, 2010
9:04 am

Porter is truely the man for the job, he is a true leader with all the right qualities to lead the police deprtment to the next level. Clayton County let’s do what IS right for the county and not for personal gain. Being negative towards Porter don’t change the issue. MAKE PORTER THE NEW POLICE CHIEF AND EXPERIENCE A NEW LAW ENFORCEMENT DAY FOR CLAYTON COUNTY.

The real raja

August 23rd, 2010
9:07 am

FAKE POSTER ABOVE.

Roach

August 23rd, 2010
10:15 am

@Double Action: [We will never know about what ego does to some people, until after the fact.]
So true. So easy to start by thinking “I want to do what’s best for the community” but to find yourself thinking “What’s best for me *is* what’s best for the community.” Even if you start with the best of intentions. Power–even the promise of power–is a terrible temptation.

DoubleAction of Clayton County

August 26th, 2010
12:29 pm

(( ” Clayton board: 12 reasons to oust police chief ” ))

http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/clayton-board-12-reasons-253031.html