Tyrone welcomes new police chief

Tyrone Police Chief Randy Mundy. Photo/Submitted.
Tyrone Police Chief Randy Mundy. Photo/Submitted.

A unanimous vote by the Tyrone Town Council on Dec. 21 confirmed that Palmetto Police Chief Randy Mundy, who has long-time roots in Fayette County, will become the town’s new police chief.

Mundy will fill the position vacated by former Chief Brandon Perkins after Perkins was recently named Tyrone’s Town Manager.

“This is like coming home after being on the road for 28 years. Tyrone is where my friends and family are. This is home,” Mundy said.

Perkins said Mundy is a 28-year veteran of Georgia law enforcement.

“He began his career in Griffin, where he rose to the rank of lieutenant and was responsible for the patrol and traffic functions, as well as state certification and national accreditation,” said Perkins. “He was recruited by the Fairburn Police Department as a lateral entry lieutenant in 2007 and rose to the rank of Deputy Chief. In 2016, he was appointed Chief of Police in Palmetto.”

Mundy’s family moved to Fayette County in the 1980s, where he subsequently attended McIntosh High School.

Noting that there were several candidates for the position, Perkins said, “Randy was the stand-out, with a proven track record as a local chief. His reputation precedes him.”

Mundy will begin his work as chief in early 2019.

“How do you follow Brandon. He’s done a phenomenal job, and there’s a great bunch of people in the department,” said Mundy. “I’m super-honored to be a part of this team.”

Mundy holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State (Command College) and he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute, the Georgia Law Enforcement Professional Management Program, FBI-LEEDS and the University of Georgia’s Local Government Management Development Program. Additionally, he has earned his P.O.S.T. (Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council) intermediate, advanced, supervisory, management and executive certifications.