Biography of Chief Darryl Griffis

Chief Darryl G. Griffis

Darryl G. Griffis was appointed to the position of Chief of Police in 2005. The City of Kingsland was charted in 1908. He is in charge of the overall operation of the police department which consists of 48 sworn and non-sworn employees, 4 divisions and an annual budget of 2.9 million dollars. He has been active in law enforcement for over twenty eight years. He began his law enforcement career with Camden County Sheriff's Office starting as a Deputy Sheriff and ultimately reaching the rank of Major.

During his tenure with the Sheriff's Office, he held several positions within the department including patrol officer, criminal and narcotics investigator. He supervised the first criminal trial ever held in Camden County using the new DNA technology. He started the agency interdiction program in 1988 and to date has lead to the seizure of millions of dollars and confiscation of illegal narcotics.

As Chief of the Kingsland Police Department, Chief Griffis has been instrumental in implementing new policies to develop community oriented policing and has developed the department's first community partnership division.

He is a graduate of Valdosta State University (Master of Science), and the F.B.I. National Academy, Quantico, Virginia. He has received numerous awards and honors from citizens groups, federal and state law enforcement agencies.

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Married for 20 plus years
Wife Beth, Director of Camden County Department of Human Resources
3 children
4 grandchildren


Master of Science, 2003
Criminal Justice
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Honors: Magna cum laude

Bachelor of Arts, 2001
Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Major: Criminal Justice
Honors: cum laude