SAVANNAH, GA (December 22, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Joseph Lumpkin announced his resignation today.

Chief Lumpkin joined SCMPD in November 2014.

Chief Lumpkin will be the new deputy chief operating officer of public safety for DeKalb County, effective Jan. 28, 2018. He will be responsible for police, fire rescue, animal control, emergency management, 911 and medical examiner services.

Chief Lumpkin’s letter of resignation is available here.