Skip to content
Mission
The Gwinnett County Police Department is committed to serving the community through the delivery of professional law enforcement services in an unbiased and compassionate manner in order to protect the lives and property of the citizens and improve the quality of life in our community.

Vision
The vision of the Gwinnett County Police Department is to be regarded by the community we serve and by our law enforcement peers as the leader of innovative policing and professional excellence.

Values
Integrity: We are committed to achieving the public's trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

Courtesy: We will conduct ourselves in a manner that promotes mutual respect with the community and our peers.

Pride: We are committed to conducting ourselves in a manner that brings honor to ourselves, our department, and the community we serve.

Professional Growth: We are committed to developing future leaders through training and education.

Management Profiles

A.A. (Butch) Ayers Chief of Police:

A.A. (Butch) Ayers

770.513.5000
Butch.Ayers@gwinnettcounty.com

Chief A. A. “Butch” Ayers began his career as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department in October of 1984.  He has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in almost all areas of the agency.  

Chief Ayers has commanded the Administrative Services Division, Support Operations Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Uniform Division, Professional Standards Unit, Central Precinct, and the SWAT Team during his career with the department.

A 2009 graduate of the 237th Session of the FBI National Academy and a 2002 graduate of Class VI of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University and has logged more than 3700 hours of specialized training during his career.  The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council has awarded Chief Ayers several certifications, including Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, Executive, General Instructor and Senior Instructor.

Chief Ayers assumed command of the Police Department in October 2014. 


Deputy Chief Brett West Administrative Bureau:

Deputy Chief Brett West

770.513.5212
Brett.West@gwinnettcounty.com

Deputy Chief West has been with the Gwinnett County Police Department since 1991 and is currently assigned as the Administrative Bureau Commander.  The Administrative Bureau consists of two divisions and several operational elements that include the Office of Professional Standards, Fiscal Management, Human Resources, Training, Property & Evidence, Records/GCIC, Facilities & Fleet Services, and Communications (E911). 

Deputy Chief West grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from South Gwinnett High School.  He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from Mercer University and a Master of Public Administration Degree from Columbus State University.  Deputy Chief West is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy and Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.


Deputy Chief Tom Doran Operations Bureau:

Deputy Chief Tom Doran

770.513.5225
Tom.doran@gwinnettcounty.com

Deputy Chief Tom Doran began his career as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department in September of 1993.  He has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in most areas of the agency.  Prior to assuming command of the Support Operations Division in May 2013, Assistant Chief Doran served as the East Precinct Commander and the Special Operations Commander. He is also an 18-year veteran of the S.W.A.T. Team, serving as the Unit Commander for the past 5 years.

A 2009 graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, he holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University and has logged more than 3700 hours of specialized training during his career.  The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council awarded Assistant Chief Doran several certifications, including Supervision, Management, General Instructor, Firearms Instructor, and Defensive Tactics Instructor.


Asst. Chief Mindy Bayreuther Commander, Support Operations Division:

Asst. Chief Mindy Bayreuther

770.513.5775
Mindy.bayreuther@gwinnettcounty.com

Assistant Chief Mindy Bayreuther began her career with Gwinnett County as a Communications Officer in 1988. In August of 1991 she joined the 29th Gwinnett County Police Academy. She has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in most areas of the agency. Prior to assuming command of the Support Operations Division, she served as the Special Investigations Commander, North Precinct and South Precinct Commander. During her career, Assistant Chief Bayreuther has worked at every precinct in Gwinnett County and has also held command positions in Special Operations, the Quality of Life Unit, and the Uniform Administrative Office.

Assistant Chief Bayreuther is a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, she holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbus State University and has logged more than 3400 hours of specialized training during her career.  The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council has awarded Assistant Chief Bayreuther several certifications, including: Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, General and Senior Instructor. 


Asst. Chief Curtis Clemons Commander, Administrative Services Division:

Asst. Chief Curtis Clemons

770.513.5095
Curtis.Clemons@gwinnettcounty.com

Assistant Chief Curtis Clemons began his career with Gwinnett County as a Deputy Sheriff in 1989. In October of 1994 he joined the 32nd Gwinnett County Police Academy. He has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in most areas of the agency, including twelve years in the Criminal Investigations Division investigating General Crimes, Burglary, Sexual Assault, Child and Elderly abuse. Prior to assuming command of the Administrative Services Division, he served as the Chief of Staff to Chief A.A. “Butch” Ayers, where he enhanced the department’s Community Outreach Initiatives, and as the North Precinct Commander. During his career, Assistant Chief Clemons has worked at every precinct in Gwinnett County and has also held command positions in Special Operations, the Quality of Life Unit, and the Criminal Investigations Section.

Assistant Chief Clemons has earned several certifications from The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council, including: Intermediate, Advanced, Supervision, Management, General Instructor, and Field Training Officer and has obtained more than 3200 hours of specialized training. Assistant Chief Clemons holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and in 2011 obtained a master’s degree in Professional Leadership from Shorter University.


Asst. Chief Kevin Moran Commander, Criminal Investigations Division:

Asst. Chief Kevin Moran

770.513.5300
Kevin.Moran@gwinnettcounty.com

Assistant Chief Kevin Moran began his career as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department in September 1993. Prior to his current assignment as the Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division, he worked in numerous divisions of the police department.  He spent over a decade as a tactical team member on the SWAT team and an additional two years as the SWAT Commander.  He has held numerous positions and worked in numerous units throughout the Criminal Investigations Division.  He has served as both the Section Commander of the Special Investigations Section and the Criminal Investigations Section. 

Assistant Chief Moran has a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in Economics. He is a 2007 graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College.


Asst. Chief John Strickland Commander, Uniform Division:

Asst. Chief John Strickland

770.513.5222
John.Strickland@gwinnettcounty.com

Assistant Chief John Strickland began his career as a Police Officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department in September 1989.  Prior to his current assignment as the Commander of the Uniform Division, he served as the Special Operations Commander.  He has worked at every precinct in Gwinnett County and has logged more than 3500 hours of specialized training during his career.

Assistant Chief Strickland has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Georgia and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University.   The Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council has awarded him several certifications, including:  Supervision, Management, and General Instructor.