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Darrien Bush

Fairburn, GA


To apply innovative and practical management strategies and to maximize educational efficiency and effectiveness. To utilize my base of knowledge and experience in the fields of education, public safety management, and law enforcement administration.

Work Experience

Criminal Investigator

Office of the Fulton County District Attorney

March 2011 to Present

Criminal Investigator 
* Aid Assistant District Attorneys for prosecution of criminal cases. 
* Conducts criminal investigations 
* Conducts crime scene investigations 
* Collaborate with various law enforcement agencies and court services in the gathering and sharing of pertinent information for court functions.

Deputy Chief of Police

DeKalb County Police Department

April 2008 to September 2009

Internal Affairs Unit Commander 
* Directs all matters involving integrity within the DeKalb County Police Department 
* Managed the investigations, training, and control of all professional conduct with the police department.

Police Major

DeKalb County Police Department

October 2007 to April 2008

* Commander of the East Precinct's day to day operation. 
* Responsible for adequate staffing levels to address calls for service.


City of Atlanta Police Department

August 2006 to October 2007

* Implement strategies to apprehend wanted fugitives from justice for proper adjudication crime(s) committed. 
* Coordinate efforts with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Marshal's Service in the apprehension of interstate and international fugitives of justice.

Police Lieutenant/Assistant Precinct Commander

City of Atlanta Police Department

July 2005 to August 2006

* Support Zone Commander during weekly crime meetings and conduct weekly internal meetings with supervisory personnel 
* Liaison between the Deputy Chief's Office, Zone Commander and Watch Commanders during the disciplinary process

Police Lieutenant/Commander, Investigations

City of Atlanta Police Department

January 2005 to July 2005

* Manage accountability on all follow up of investigative leads 
* respective duties within the unit.

Police Lieutenant / Watch Commander (Eve/Day)

City of Atlanta Police Department

March 2004 to October 2004

* Management of Patrol/Supervision functions of (35) subordinates 
* Prepare and Present COMSTAT Crime Data for Command Staff

Police Sergeant / Day Watch Commander

City of Atlanta Police Department

March 2003 to March 2004

* Review and assign daily Robbery reports/crime trends to investigators 
* Coordinate with Section Commanders on Crime Increases/Trends

Police Sergeant / Sector Supervisor

City of Atlanta Police Department

June 2000 to March 2003

* First-line supervisor for 8-10 patrol officers 
* Prepare/Summit disciplinary packages of subordinate employees

Police Officer/Basic Patrolman

City of Atlanta Police Department

June 1988 to October 1995

Zones Two and Six 
* Performed aggressive directed patrols in high crime targeted areas 
* Enforced city and state law violations on drug arrests 
* Conducted Park and Walks and Drop Ins of business on beat 
* Attended Neighborhood Planning Unit meetings (NPU) weekly 
* Performed Community Oriented Policing philosophy/strategies 
* Promoted/Marketed police and community partnerships 
* Red Dog Drug Task Force Team Leader

Unit Supply Specialist

United States Army

January 1984 to January 1987

* Basic Training - Fort Jackson, S. C. 
* Advance Individual Training - Fort Jackson, S. C. 
* 17th Field Artillery Brigade - Augsburg, Germany 
* HAWK Missile School NCO - Redstone Arsenal, AL. 
* Primary Leadership Development Course - Fort Benning, GA. 
Civic/Professional Activities 
* International Association of Chief's of Police 
* Georgia Association of Chief's of Police 
* Senior Management of the Institute of Police (PERF) 
* Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated


Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy And Administration - Public Safety Management

Walden University -
Minneapolis, MN

2008 to 2013

Master's of Public Administration in Justice Administration

Columbus State University Command College

October 2004 to May 2006

Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice

Saint Leo University Atlanta Center

August 2002 to June 2004