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June 07, 2023

Sheriff Craig Owens Appoints new, Civilian Chief of Staff

MARIETTA, GA – Sheriff Craig Owens announced the appointment of David Jones as the new Chief of Staff at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office.

This executive-level position will oversee the department heads of Communications, Community Affairs, Information Technology, and Project Management.

“When I became Sheriff of Cobb County, I set goals to rebuild trust within the community, increase transparency with the public, modernize our facilities, and professionalize our operations,” said Owens. “As a Cobb County native, David understands firsthand the importance of these goals and will oversee the departments that will make it happen.”

Jones’ executive skills include project management, budget supervision, strategic planning, business development, proposals and bidding, marketing strategy, and leadership/team building. 

He holds an undergraduate degree in management from Kennesaw State University, a master’s degree from Georgia Tech in Global Business, and an international certification in business from Beijing University. 

He is a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of North Metro Atlanta and the president of the Marietta City Schools Advisory Board and Marietta Mentoring for Leadership.

Before joining the sheriff’s office, Jones served as Director of Fixed Assets Advisory Services for Kroll, a business consulting and services company. 

“As a civilian executive, David brings a fresh perspective and more than 18 years of leadership and team-building experience to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office,” said Owens. “We are excited to welcome him to the family.”

The appointment will be effective May 28, 2023.


About the Cobb County Sheriff's Office: The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is a law enforcement agency that executes a broad range of services which include but are not limited to Jail Operations, Court Security, Criminal Warrant Execution, Civil Process Service, Mental Health Transports, Forgery/Fraud Investigation, and Fugitive Investigation and Apprehension. Sheriff Craig Owens took over the office on Jan. 1, 2021, and leads a staff of more than 800 deputies and civilians. Under his leadership, the Sheriff’s Office has the most diverse command staff in its nearly 200-year history and is on the path to becoming the best law enforcement agency in the State of Georgia. To learn more about the Cobb County Sheriff's Office, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Download the Cobb County Sheriff's Office App!