MARIETTA, GA — The pension board for the city of Marietta approved Marietta Police Chief Bobby Moody’s application for disability retirement effective July 1, 2006. Moody will continue to manage the daily operations of the police department until his retirement, when City Manager Bill Bruton will appoint an acting police chief.
“We appreciate Chief Moody’s service to the city of Marietta and his leadership of the police department,” Bruton said. “Under his direction, the department created the M-STAR community policing and crime analysis program that built relationships with our citizens and cut crime by 22 percent. The program he helped create was a critical component of the city recently winning the National Civic League’s All-America City award as one of the 10 best cities in the country.”
The city’s personnel department will launch a national search for a replacement in July. The search is expected to last 60 days. A review panel will then interview candidates and narrow the list of finalists for the position. Bruton will forward a final recommendation to city council for their approval.
Moody has led the Marietta Police Department for 10 years.
“I am very proud of the years I’ve spent at the Marietta Police Department and very, very proud of all that we have accomplished with the officers, staff and myself. As a result of these accomplishments, the Marietta Police Department is a stronger and more professional department. And, as a result of this, many other police departments look to us for guidance. I wish only continued success to our mayor, city council members, and city manager.”
City of Marietta Public Information Office