New chief is first female top cop in county


Peachtree City Interim City Manager Jon Rorie announced July 2 that Suwanee Deputy Chief Janet Moon has accepted the position as Chief of the Peachtree City Police Department. 

Rorie said the appointment comes after a two-step process that involved an interview panel that assessed technical skills and knowledge of the applicants, followed by a panel of community representatives who assessed the top three candidates in terms of the best fit for Peachtree City. 

“While we had many well-qualified candidates, members of both panels were particularly impressed with Janet’s philosophy of being a ‘servant leader’ and her emphasis on being involved in the local community,” said Rorie.

Moon will begin serving in Peachtree City on Aug. 10.

Rorie said Moon comes to Peachtree City with an impressive 30-year history in law enforcement, with four years in the U.S. Army Military Police Force followed by twelve years with the Police Department of Rome, Georgia, where she rose to the rank of Lieutenant.

Moon joined the Suwanee Police Department as a Captain in 2001, earning the promotion to her current rank of Deputy Chief in 2006. 

“We are very fortunate to have found a Chief from this area with Janet’s level of knowledge and experience,” said Rorie. “Peachtree City has an excellent police force that weathered some very difficult circumstances earlier this year. I’m confident Chief Moon and the entire department will be able to move forward and continue providing outstanding service to our citizens.”

Moon is a graduate of the U.S. Army Military Police School in Ft. McClellan, Alabama; the Floyd College Police Academy in Rome; the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College in Columbus; and the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Moon holds an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice (Suma Cum Laude) from Floyd College in Rome, a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Management from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia, and a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus.