Chief Jeffrey M. Hadley, M.S.

Senior Associate

Chief of Police, Chatham County Police Department

Chief Hadley has 27 years of experience in law enforcement and public safety with 14 of those years in senior level management. During his tenure at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Chief Hadley refocused the organization on building relationships with the community and developing trust as a cornerstone to improved Public Safety.

Chief Hadley took on the formidable task of building a 21st century law enforcement agency from scratch when he became the first chief of the newly re-organized Chatham County Police Department in December 2017. Building the department included hiring more than 150 employees, developing policies and procedures, and upgrading facilities. During the first year in operation, the department undertook strong community policing efforts while answering more than 35, 000 citizen calls for service.

Chief Hadley holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is a graduate of the 220th session of the FBI National Academy and a graduate of the 48th session of the DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy.