Mr. Stephens is a former GBI special agent with 31 years of service before his retirement in 2012. Within days of his retirement, he joined the Athens-Clarke County Police Department where he served as Assistant Police Chief of Operations. In 2015, he was named as Chief of Police for the Clarke County School District Police Department where he remained until 2017.  A graduate of the FBI National Academy, the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police Command College, and the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange, Chief Stephens earned his bachelor`s degree from Newberry College and a master`s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. He and his wife, Laura, reside in White County, Georgia.