After serving as a Juvenile Correctional Officer/Sergeant with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Lt. Alan Malone began his career with the Columbus Police Department on May 27, 2006. During his career, Malone served as a Field Training Officer in the Patrol Division, and he was appointed to the rank of Corporal in August of 2010. Malone also served in the Bureau of Investigative Services as a Crime Scene Technician in the Crime Scene Investigation Unit. Malone has also served as an undercover Vice/Narcotics Special Agent in the Special Operations Unit, and as a Detective in the Robbery Assault Unit, and the Homicide Unit.
Lt. Malone was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in June of 2017, and served as a Patrol Sergeant out of the South Precinct. Malone also served as the Admin. Sergeant for the Bureau of Patrol Services. Malone was appointed to the rank of Command Sergeant in July of 2019, where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Columbus Police Department North Precinct. In July 2023, Malone was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
In August of 2022, Malone was assigned to the Office of the Chief of Police, where he currently serves as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police, and Assistant Public Information Officer. Malone served as the Coordinator for the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy (C.L.E.A.) and Liaison for the Citizens Law Enforcement Academy Alumni Association (C.L.E.A.A.A.).
Lt. Malone has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, and an Associate of Applied Science degree in Criminal Justice from Ashworth College (Norcross Georgia). Malone has served on the Awards Selection Committee for the Columbus Police Department, and the Child Fatality Review Board.
Malone has received the Columbus Police Department Officer of the Month Award in January of 2010, and in April of 2012. Malone has previously obtained certifications as a Field Training Officer, Georgia Crisis Intervention Team Officer, and Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator. Malone has received Supervision Levels 1, 2, and 3 training, and Management Level 1, 2, and 3 training.
Lt. Malone has also previously served in the United States military.