Investigations Division - Assistant Chiefs Investigators

investigations division - Assistant Chief investigators

Gerald Walsh

Assistant Chief Investigator, Technology Unit
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Stanley Mason

Assistant Chief Investigator, Evidence Unit
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Brian Salters

Assistant Chief Investigator, Case Intake Division
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Brian obtained his Bachelor of Criminal Justice Degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. Additionally, Brian attained a Master of Business Administration Degree from Saint Leo University. Brian is a proud veteran of the World’s Finest Fighting Force, the United States Marine Corps.

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Obed Ford

Assistant Chief Investigator, Case Intake Division
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Born and raised in NYC, Assistant Chief Obed Ford has always wanted to make a difference. He champions the weak and opposes bullies.
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Michael Green

Assistant Chief Investigator, Training
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I began my career in the United States Army, where I obtained a top-secret clearance and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. I attended Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio, where I studied Accounting.


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Bernice Higgins

Assistant Chief Investigator, Major Crimes Division, Major Case Unit, Appeals Units
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Originally from Chicago, Bernice Higgins moved to Atlanta in August 2006 when she was accepted to Clark Atlanta University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Forensic Science. She has been working in law enforcement for 11 years and has experience in investigations ranging from narcotics, sexual assault and homicide.
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Kendall Tucker

Assistant Chief Investigator, Administration
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Assistant Chief Kendall Tucker possesses fifteen years of experience as a Georgia P.O.S.T Certified Peace Officer.
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Paula Dupree

Assistant Chief Investigator, Brenda Baham Domestic Violence Unit, Animal Cruelty Unit, Elder Abuse Unit
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After joining the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in 2018, Paula was assigned to the Crimes Against Women and Children Unit, where she worked with prosecutors to achieve justice. She has always had a heart for helping others, but since becoming an investigator in this office, she feels that she is fulfilling her life’s purpose by working closely with victims of the most heinous of crimes.
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Temperance Stoddard

Assistant Chief Investigator, Special Victims Division, C.A.C., Juvenile, SB440, and Conviction Integrity Units
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Assistant Chief Temperance Stoddard is a Georgia native and proud descendant of a long line of law enforcement leaders. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of Public Safety and over a decade of Investigative experience.
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James Spear

Assistant Chief Investigator, Special Victims Division, Sexual Assault, SAKI, Human Trafficking/Internet Child Exploitation Units
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James Spear is a native of Georgia and has a law enforcement career history of 12 years within the city of Atlanta and Fulton County jurisdictions.
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Joseph Rickman

Assistant Chief Investigator, Trial Division Complex, Accountability Court, and Competency Court Units
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Assistant Chief Joseph Rickman has been in public service since age 17 when he joined the Georgia Army National Guard as an Infantryman. In 1990, the then-19-year-old became a Department of Corrections officer at Lee Arrendale State Prison in Alto, Georgia.
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Michael Hill

Assistant Chief Investigator, Major Crimes Division, Capital and Cold Case Unit, Gangs, White Collar, and Civil Forfeiture Units
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Assistant Chief Hill is a native of Savannah, Georgia, where he attended Benedictine Military School. Upon graduating with honors, he received a full Army ROTC Scholarship to Fort Valley State University where he majored in Criminal Justice.
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Saul Alter

Assistant Chief Investigator, Civil Rights Division
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Saul is a native of Los Angeles and moved to Atlanta where he began his career in law enforcement during the 1996 Olympics.
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Greg Thomas

Assistant Chief, Anti-Corruption Division
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Assistant Chief Greg Thomas began his law enforcement career as a police officer with the Savannah Police Department in Savannah, Georgia, in 1989. There, he served as a patrol officer before being promoted to the Criminal Investigations Unit.
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Thomas Ricks

Assistant Chief Investigator, Dignitary Protection Unit
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A native of Laplace, Louisiana, Thomas Ricks has 20 years of experience in the security field.
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