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Christine "Chris" Peek brings over 18-years' experience to her new role as Norcross Police Department's (NPD) Communications Supervisor. NPD communications officers compile the team responsible for managing incoming emergency and non-emergency calls for police support. The ability to correctly and quickly assess and dispatch information requires special training, as according to Chris "the info taken on a call can make a critical difference in police response times, as well as in an actual investigation."
Chris began her career with the Rockdale County E911 Communications Center where she was a State Certified Communications Training Officer, eventually being promoted to Lead Supervisor. While there, Chris became an adjunct general instructor for the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and continues to assist in the teaching of the GPSTC State Basic Communications Course and State Certified Communications Training Officer Course.
In 2009, the tragic loss of a young friend due to a drug overdose motivated Chris to join a Sheriff's Office Narcotics and Vice group as the "Methamphetamine Project Coordinator." Chris managed grants funds needed for undercover equipment and also provided awareness education to local schools, citizens and department personnel.
"Returning to the Communications field was always in my plans, and to be part of the Norcross police department is an honor and privilege," added Ms. Peek.