Administration Deputy Chief
Deputy Chief Robert Harvey is a Smyrna native who has proudly served with the Smyrna Police Department for 26 years. Throughout his career, he has been a strong proponent of Community Based Policing and has remained steadfast in his commitment to partnership-building with the citizens of Smyrna.
Deputy Chief Harvey has held multiple positions and ranks throughout the organization and was promoted to Deputy Chief in March of 2015. Deputy Chief Harvey is responsible for police operations and working with the command staff to facilitate the vision of the Chief's office.
Prior to being promoted to Deputy Chief, Robert served in the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations, Administration, and Special Operations as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Captain.
Deputy Chief Harvey earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Columbus State University. Deputy Chief Harvey has also attended the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Georgia International Law Enforcement exchange (GILEE), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program and the Cobb Chamber's Leadership Cobb Program.
Deputy Chief Harvey served as the president of the Cobb County Law Enforcement Association for 2017 and is on the board of the Cobb County Chapter of Fellowship Christian Police Officers (FCPO).
Deputy Chief Harvey has been married to his wife Tara for the past 25 years; they have two daughters and two grandsons. The Harvey's attended Poplar Springs Baptist Church where Robert teaches and is the director of the men's ministry.