Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn announces his retirement
Marietta Police Chief Dan Flynn is retiring at the end of January. Appointed in 2007, the long-serving chief started his career in law enforcement in 1973 at the Miami-Dade Police Department. At the rank of major, Flynn retired from that police force after 27 years of service. During his tenure in Miami, Flynn received numerous awards and recognitions. He later started a successful consulting business before moving to Georgia in 2000 to become the chief of the Savannah Police Department, which later became the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
A few of the programs established during his Marietta tenure include the Public Safety Ambassadors, Pastors Police Academy, Pastors Forum, Canine, Cyber Specialist Unit, Gang Investigation and Jiu Jitsu Training. Flynn pointed to the creation of numerous programs that both sought to reduce crime as well as unify the residents and business owners with their local law enforcement as one of his proudest moments in Marietta.
Marietta City Manager Bill Bruton has named Marietta Police Deputy Chief Marty Ferrell as the interim Chief upon Flynn’s departure.