Freddie Blackmon
Chief of Police

Chief Freddie Blackmon

Chief Freddie Blackmon took office in November 2020. Chief Blackmon began his career as a Patrol Officer on April 7, 1986. As a Patrol Officer, he served in the 911 Center, Patrol Division, Gang Task Force, and Tactical Squad. As a Detective, he worked in the Vice/Narcotics Squad. After his promotion to Sergeant, he served in the Patrol Division, Vice/Narcotics Squad, Metro Narcotics Task Force, the Juvenile Diversion Unit, and the Training Division. Upon his promotion to Lieutenant, he worked in the Patrol Division, Robbery/Homicide Squad, and Training Division. Also, he was assigned to the Crisis Negotiation Team and he was the Commander for the Mobile Field Force Team. After his promotion to Captain, he was assigned as Personnel Director for the Columbus Police Department. As a Major, he was in charge of the Office of Professional Standards.

Chief Blackmon has a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Troy State University. Also, he completed Management Development Training through the University of Georgia, Leadership Columbus and graduated from the 265th session of the FBI National Academy.

Alan Malone
Command Sergeant

Command Sergeant Malone

After serving as a Juvenile Correctional Officer/Sergeant with the Department of Juvenile Justice, Command Sergeant 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.

Command Sergeant 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 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 also serves 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.).

Command Sergeant 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.

Command Sergeant Malone has also previously served in the United States military

Budget Office

The Budget Office is responsible for the planning, preparation and administration of the Department's annual budget. Their other responsibilities include federal grant management, invoice administration, reimbursement claims, procurement of office supplies, and conducting internal audits. The Budget Officer and a Fiscal Technician provide these services.

Crime Analysis Unit

The Crime Analysis Unit collects and analyzes crime data to detect trends and areas of concern that may need to be targeted by patrol officers or investigators. Administrators also use the information as a management tool to assist them in manpower allocation. This Unit also monitors the latest Appeals Court decisions in important criminal cases to insure that our personnel have the latest information on current legal doctrine.

The Chief's Office also administrates the activities of other specialized units that are staffed on an as-needed basis (officers who have other primary assignments within the Department). These include the SWAT Team, Columbus Metro Narcotics Unit, Honor Guard, Police Chaplain and the Columbus-Metro Emergency Response Team (CMERT), which is a part of the Columbus Department of Homeland Security.