Robert J. Ford began his law enforcement career at the Villa Rica Police Department in 1990. He left the Villa Rica Police Department in June of 1991 to become a Narcotics Agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). Robert remained at the GBI for over twenty years until February of 2012. Upon ending his career at the GBI as a Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC), Ford chose to continue his career in law enforcement by joining the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department as the Deputy Director for Constituency Services and in charge of Strategic Intelligence collection for the department. Robert served time as the Assistant Chief of Police in Lumpkin and Marshallville Georgia. Although Robert continues to hold all his law enforcement certifications in an active status, he is employed in the Major Case Unit of the Special Investigative Section of Nationwide Insurance as a Major Case Consultant.
Robert is a 1987 Honor graduate of Greenville High School in Meriwether County and an athletic scholarship recipient to West Georgia College. He has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and master’s degree in public administration from Columbus State University. Robert is a graduate of the 15th session of the Georgia Chiefs of Police Law Enforcement Executive Command College; Robert is also a graduate of the 233rd session of the FBI National Academy. He has been an active member in the Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) for the last 29 years.
Robert is a business owner and has owned a profitable business since age eighteen. He is a security professional holding advance certifications and he serves as a consultant for major corporations across the United States. Robert is effective and efficient in business development and is an avid investor.
He is very involved in local community activities by coaching high school basketball and mentoring youth. He has served as a member of the local Kiwanis club and Past Master of Greenville Beauty Lodge #268. Robert is also a veteran of the U.S. Army and spent 12 years in the Georgia National Guard.
Robert Ford currently resides in Sharpsburg, Coweta County, Georgia.