Police Department

Dave Harvey, Chief

dharvey@oxfordgeorgia.org

Oxford Chief of Police Chief Harvey worked for Coca-Cola for ten years before deciding to become a police officer. He applied with DeKalb Police in 1985, where he worked for 20-years. He worked in the Uniform Division for most of the time there and in the Internal Affairs Background Unit for two years. He was in the C.O.P. Unit (Community Oriented Policing) for around two years. He was Uniform Sergeant for six years until he left. He went to the Lithonia Police Department for 2 ½ years and assisted the Chief in rebuilding the department. He was accepted at the Oxford Police Department in 2008 and became the Chief of Police in 2011. He married his lovely wife in 1991, by which he has two wonderful stepdaughters, two awesome grandsons and a beautiful granddaughter who are his pride and joy. He loves taking pictures so special times can be shared by people long after he has gone. Dave says, “I have always desired to work as a police officer in a small community and coming here to Oxford has fulfilled my desire. I am rewarded with a town filled with some of the friendliest people I have ever met, and a wonderful working environment.”