Chief Lumpkin joined the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department on November 10, 2014.  He brought with him 44 years of law enforcement experience; most recently he served nearly 18 years as the Chief of Police for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.  He has also served as Chief of Police for the Albany Police Department and Toccoa Police Department. Chief Lumpkin holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University, a Bachelor’s Degree from Brenau University and is a graduate of the prestigious FBI National Academy and Southern Police Institute as well as Leadership Georgia.

Chief Lumpkin has received many awards over this career, including a Life Saving Medal, Medals of Valor, and was honored by the Governor for his leadership as incident commander during the Great Flood of ’94 in southwest and middle Georgia.  In 2014 he was named Chief of the Year by the Georgia Association Chiefs of Police.  Chief Lumpkin serves on the IACP Board of Directors.