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Police Chief Christine Hudson has a career in law enforcement spanning 34 years. She started as a patrol officer in 1983 with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. She left the Sheriff’s Department and went to work as a patrol officer for the City of Decatur Police Department. During her tenure with Decatur Police Department, she was ultimately promoted to the rank of Police Major. In 1991, the Georgia Women in Law Enforcement named her “honoree” for the DeKalb County Officer of the year program. That same year she was honored by the Georgia Bar Association as “Officer of the Year” for DeKalb County. She has also co-authored and article titled “A Small City’s Approach to a Big Drug Problem,” published in the Law and Order magazine.She began her tenure with the City of Clarkston in 2009 as a Lieutenant and was ultimately promoted to the rank of Captain.  In Janaury 2012, she served as  the Interim Chief of Police, prio to her appoinment as Chief of Police that same year.


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Assistant Chief T. D. Brown was appointed by Chief Hudson in 2012. He is responsible for assisting the Chief of Police in the planning and administration of Clarkston Police Department operations.  Asst. Chief  Brown is responsible for the overall administration of the Department in the absence of the Chief of Police and he is responsible for the Operations and the Support Services function.

Asst. Chief Brown began his career with the DeKalb County Police Department in 1998 as a patrolman. During his tenure with DeKalb County Police, he has work within various units such COPS (Community Oriented Police), General Crimes Units, and SVU (Special Victim’s Unit). As a Senior Detective within DeKalb’s Major Crimes Division, he received many accolades from notable areas of government throughout the state. Brown’s efforts as a Detective gained him notice from the prior Clarkston Police Chief and he was subsequently hired by the Clarkston Police Department in 2008 with the responsibilities of managing the Criminal Investigation Division.

Asst. Chief Brown is currently enrolled as a senior at Columbia Southern University; in pursuit of a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He has expressed interest in attending law school in the future.

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Who We Are
The Criminal Investigations section operates under the command of Assistant Chief T. D. Brown and is composed of three full time detectives. All Clarkston Detectives are Georgia P.O.S.T. certified Peace Officers with previous Uniform Patrol experience.
What We Do
The foremost responsibility of the members of this section is to perform follow up investigations on crimes that have occurred within the City of Clarkston. Assigned cases are investigated utilizing the resources available at the local, state and federal levels. Not all cases are assigned for follow up investigation. Criteria for assignment include, but are not limited to, the type and seriousness of the crime and solvability factors.
The Investigators are also responsible for placing crime scene evidence and other property into Evidence. To pick up property that has been placed into Evidence, please contact Detective Elliott at (404) 292-9465.

The Criminal Investigations section can be contacted at 404-292-9465, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

crime mapping logoThe City of Clarkston is giving the public easier access to crime data around the area thru  The Clarkston Police Department has launched a site to see where and when recent crime has occurred.  The crime data will be available on a 180 day dataset and will be searchable by date, crime type and address. The icons are easy to use and they provide information of the type of crime that was committed.

Crime alerts are a popular feature at Residents can register online to receive free updates via e-mail whenever new crime activity occurs in their area. Users can choose the distance, as well as crimes they wish to stay informed about.  The information posted is always current as data is uploaded to the system every 24 hours. iPhone users can download the free app to access Crime Mapping on the go.

The Clarkston Police Department hopes the easier access to crime data will lead to proactive preventative measures that can reduce crime.  You can find the tool on the Clarkston Police Department website under the Crime Mapping section.  


The Clarkston Police Department offers a "House Check" program designed to provide our residents increased peace of mind while away from their homes during vacations, work related travel, or for other reasons. Information submitted by the resident makes it possible for the Police Department to contact the resident, or their designated key holder, in the event that a problem develops at their residence. The House Check Program provides an overall increase in police presence around your home as well as your neighborhood during your time away. This program is a public service to help safeguard citizen’s property and allow for a rapid response and owner notification in the event of a problem. Please understand that this program is no substitute for normal precautions that a resident should take when away from home nor does it imply any guarantee or assurances as to the safety of your home.  It is still recommended that when away from home that you stop deliveries of the mail, paper or any other regularly scheduled deliveries and activate any alarm system you may have at your house.

If you have any questions about the House Check program please contact  Assistant T. Brown @ 404-296-6489. - or Fill out the Vacation House Check Form here


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