HomeAlpharetta NewsFormer Alpharetta Police Department employee retires after 40-year career in law enforcement

Former Alpharetta Police Department employee retires after 40-year career in law enforcement

Alpharetta, Georgia – On Friday, December 29, 2023, Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office marked the retirement of Chief Deputy Randy Moore, ending his over 40-year service in the police force.

Starting at Alpharetta Police Department, Moore’s journey in law enforcement led him next to Woodstock Police Department. He continued northward, joining Holly Springs Police Department, where he eventually rose to the position of Chief of Police, a role he held until December 2004.

Chief Moore started his role as the first “new Deputy” under Sheriff Nicholson at Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2005. In 2006, Sheriff Nicholson promoted him to Chief Deputy, making Moore his first appointee to this position, where he served for 18 years.

Many people attended his retirement party, including colleagues from the Sheriff’s Office, courthouse staff, and other friends Moore made during his career.

Sheriff Nicholson thanked Chief Deputy Randy Moore for the service

In his remarks during the reception, Sheriff Nicholson credited Chief Moore with being a major contributor in the agency’s success and helping to “guide the ship through some very rough waters, especially in those first few years.”

“In the beginning of my administration, everyone wanted to be a part of the transformation of the agency until it affected them, so it wasn’t always easy. I leaned on Chief Moore a lot for help, and he was always there,” Sheriff Nicholson stated according a post on Facebook. The Sheriff closed by telling Chief Moore,” You will be missed.”

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Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office wishes Chief Deputy Randy Moore the very best and most enjoyable retirement and hope that you all will help us congratulate him on a long, distinguished career!

Leander Thorne



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