perrygapublicsafetyCaptain William D. Phelps is a 22-year veteran with the Perry Police Department. He began his career in the Patrol Division and was subsequently promoted to detective. He now oversees the day-to-day operations of the Patrol Division with an annual budget of approximately $2 million. The Patrol Division consists of 27 sworn officers and two Animal Control Officers. Captain Phelps also serves as acting Chief of Police during the Chief's absence and assists in the supervision of the City of Perry Municipal Court. In addition, Captain Phelps supervises the Proactive Crime Prevention Enforcement Drug Unit and the City of Perry Animal Shelter. He assisted in the planning of four separate visits from the President and Vice President of the United States.

In 2010, Captain Phelps graduated from Georgia State University's Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) Program, where he trained with Israel Police in Jerusalem. He served as Captain and Criminal Investigation Division Commander from July 2004 until August 2006.

Captain William Phelps holds a Bachelors of Science Degree in Business Administration from Fort Valley State College University, a Masters of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Fort Valley State University and a Masters of Public Administration Degree from Columbus State University. He is also a graduate of the Command College. Captain Phelps graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session 205 in 2001.Captain Phelps is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Georgia Chapter FBI National Academy (FBINAA).

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