Administrative Staff Directory:

Police chief

Chief Bill Shiflett:

Chief Shiflett began his career with the Floyd County Police Department in 1974 as a Patrol Officer.  After serving two years in the patrol division he was given the opportunity to investigate Narcotic Cases for approximately twenty years.  During this twenty year period he served as the Assistant Commander and Commander of the Multi-Agency Drug Task Force.  Served as a Sergeant in the Criminal Investigation and Juvenile Division.  In 1994, he was promoted to Assistant Chief.  In 2004 he was appointed Chief of Police.
Responsible for managing, directing and coordinating the activities of all police services and departmental operations, while exercising responsibility for enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare.

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Director of training

Lieutenant Bill Whitener:

Lieutenant Whitener began his career in 1973 as a patrol officer.  In 1977, he was promoted to Sergeant and assigned to the Criminal Investigation Division.  He served as an Investigator for eight years and during that period also filled in as a Patrol supervisor from time to time.   In 1985, he was transferred to the Rome/Floyd Metro Drug Task Force where he worked as a Sergeant Investigator until 1989.  In 1989 he served one year as the Task Force Commander. In 1990 he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the administrative division.  He is presently the Director of Training, Internal Affairs, and the Hiring and Promotion process. He also assists with the day to day operations.
Lt. Whitener graduated from Floyd College with an associate degree in Criminal Justice and from Berry College with a bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Criminal Justice, Sociology, and Psychology.  He is also a graduate of the F.B.I. National Academy and has over 3,000 hours of training in law enforcement courses.

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CID Major

Major Mark Wallace:

Major Wallace joined Floyd County Police Department in 1980. During his career, Major Wallace has worked in all Departmental Divisions and is currently the Department’s Chief Investigator over the Criminal Investigation Division. Major Wallace holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. He is also a graduate of the 205th Session of the FBI National Academy, a member of the 17th Delegation of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) Program in Israel, and a member of the Rome Noon Optimist Club.  

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Patrol Major

Major Tom Ewing:

Major Ewing began his career with the Floyd County Police in 1987. Major Ewing has served at all supervision levels within the Patrol Division and is currently the Commander of the Patrol Division.Major Ewing is also the Commander of the Rome/Floyd SWAT and Northwest Georgia Emergency Response (EOD) Unit.

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Information Coordinator

Captain John Blalock:

Captain Blalock joined the Floyd County Police in 1996. During his career, Captain Blalock has worked for the Rome/Floyd Metro Drug Task Force, worked as an Investigator, Patrol Supervisor, and supervised the Selective Enforcement Unit. Currently Captain Blalock serves as the Executive Officer under Chief Shiflett. Captain Blalock's duties include management of the Department's budget, management of grants, and assisting Chief Shiflett with the day-to-day operations of the Department. Captain Blalock has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Public Administration.

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