Richard Pennington

Richard Pennington served as Chief of the Atlanta Police Department in Atlanta, Georgia from 2002 to 2009. From 1994 to 2002 he served as Superintentendent of the New Orleans Police Department in New Orleans, Louisiana. Pennington grew up in Gary, Indiana. He began his career in law enforcement in 1968 as an officer in the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia, where he was eventually promoted to Assistant Chief. In 1994, he was hired as Superintendent in New Orleans, and was credited with major improvements in what had been a poorly regarded and corruption-ridden police department. In fact, conditions in the department were so bad before Pennington arrived, the ... more on Wikipedia

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