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Meet the Chief

Name: Christine Hudson

Position: Chief of Police

Chief Christine Hudson began her law enforcement career in 1983 with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Hudson left the Sheriff’s Department and went to work as a patrol officer for the City of Decatur Police Department. During her tenure with the Decatur Police Department, Hudson was ultimately promoted to the rank of Police Major in charge of the Criminal Investigation Division.  

In 1991, the Georgia Women in Law Enforcement named her “honoree” for the DeKalb County Officer of the Year program. That same year she was honored by the Georgia Bar Association as “Officer of the Year” for DeKalb County. Hudson has also co-authored an article titled “A Small City’s Approach to a Big Drug Problem,” published in the Law-and-Order magazine.

In February 2005, Hudson was recruited to go to Baghdad, Iraq to train the Iraqi Police. While there, Hudson became a Team Leader to American contractors who worked with the Iraqi Major General in charge of Iraq Internal Affairs.  

Hudson began her tenure with the City of Clarkston in 2009 as a Lieutenant, was promoted to the rank of Captain and then promoted to Chief of Police in January 2012. 

Chief Hudson is a member of the Georgia Chiefs Association and International Chiefs Association. Chief Hudson is past president of the DeKalb Chiefs Association, she is a board member for the Commission on Family Violence and sits on the Criminal Justice Information Services Advisory Policy Board.

Chief Hudson has spent her career serving others and has a particular passion for those who are disadvantaged by their circumstances. She has developed a reputation for being unafraid to stand up for defenseless victims, especially victims of family violence.