This week, three additional sergeants and a lieutenant started work. Lt. Linda Burke and Sgts. Tyrone Oliver, Antoine Redding and Jeffrey Vanaman will be sworn in at the next city council meeting.
The new officers all have more than 60 years of combined experience in law enforcement.
Burke will oversee criminal investigations in Brookhaven. She served as a major for College Park Police, where she managed criminal investigations, support operations and professional standards. She has a master’s degree from Columbus State University.
Oliver worked for the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, where he served as a lieutenant in the criminal investigations division.
Redding worked as an investigator for the College Park Police Department and previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Vanaman served as the law enforcement academy class coordinator at Georgia Northwestern Technical College, where he also taught courses. He is working on a master’s degree at Columbus State University.
“I’m excited to bring such experienced officers to Brookhaven,” Chief Gary Yandura said. “These sergeants will be the frontline supervisors over the patrol officers and directly responsible for helping to serve and protect neighborhoods.”
The chief and his command staff are still conducting interviews for patrol officers.
Brookhaven officers are scheduled to begin patrols later this summer.