Holly Springs will pin Deputy Chief Tommy Keheley as its police chief during a special called meeting Monday, city officials announced Friday.
“We are looking forward to the expertise and professionalism that Tommy Keheley will bring to the city’s police department,” Holly Springs Mayor Steven Miller said. “He has seen it all, yet has remained approachable.”
Keheley has over 50 years of experience in law enforcement and 25 years in the military. He has served as the deputy chief of police for the Holly Springs Police Department since 2016.
Prior to joining the department, he worked as an investigator with the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council, attorney general, and governor. He has received over 3,000 hours of POST certified training.
From 1970 until 2003, Keheley served with the Cobb County Police Department where he was an operations officer, precinct commander, intelligence unit commander, special operations commander, watch commander, and narcotics unit commander.
He retired from Cobb County as the deputy chief of the uniform bureau, where he was responsible for five precincts and the special operations unit, which comprised over 575 officers.
Throughout his professional career, Keheley has served in the naval reserves and coast guard and has served in the Georgia Air National Guard.
In addition to his job experience, Keheley has received formal education from the FBI National Academy, accredited through the University of Virginia, the United States Secret Service Dignitary Protection School, Cobray International Counter Terrorism School, and is a dive rescue specialist through the International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists. He was also last year’s recipient of Holly Springs’ Bob Fuller Leadership Award.