Director Bradley Gober has been with the DeKalb County School District Department of Public Safety for 16 years, bringing 22 years of law enforcement experience with him. Director Gober holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, and has more than 2,900 hours of Advanced P.O.S.T. Training, which includes Management and Supervision.
Gober started his law enforcement career as a graduate of the Georgia State Patrol 69th Trooper School. After graduation, he was assigned to POST 37 Lawrenceville where he worked before being accepted into the elite “Night Hawk Task Force” unit. Gober accepted a position with the Doraville Police Department, where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He worked as the Supervisor of Uniform Patrol, Undercover Drug Reversal, prostitution stings, and was a member of the SWAT Team. Later on, he worked with Zone #3 “Weed and Seed” with the Cobb County Police Department.
In 2001, Gober started with DeKalb County School District’s Department of Public Safety. He worked as a School Resource Officer before being promoted to a Detective within the Criminal Investigation Division. He was in charge of Internal Affairs, and was a founder of the Emergency Response Team. He was later promoted to Lieutenant, where he served as second in command before being selected as the Interim Director. In 2017, he received his final promotion to become the Director of Public Safety.
Sergeant Jeffery Catron was born in Chicago Illinois. Upon graduation from high school, he attended Tennessee State University graduating with honors. After college, he entered into military service. During military career, he received several awards and commendations for exemplary service. Sergeant Catron attended Troy State University where he completed a Master’s degree of Public Administration during his military service.
Sergeant Catron began his law enforcement career with the Georgia Parole Board and Fulton County Police. He is presently the supervisor of the Criminal Investigations Division for the DeKalb Schools Police and has twelve years of supervisory experience. He has completed twenty three years of dedicated law enforcement service.
Sergeant William J Davidson was born and raised in Houston, Texas He graduated from Elsik High School in May of 1984, the following month he enlisted in the United State Army and was assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, upon his return stateside he was assigned to the Training Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia.
Sergeant Davidson, upon exiting the Army joined the Atlanta Police Department. After his training at the Police Academy he worked in the following assignments Zone 4, Special Operation Section Motorcycle Unit, Background Investigations, Zone 3 and The Training Academy. Sergeant Davidson has completed the following courses Basic Police Motorcycle Course, Instructors Trainer Course, Mobile Field Force Instructor Course, First Line Supervision Course and The School Resource Officer Course.
Sergeant Davidson has been with the DeKalb County School Police Department since 2007. He has been assigned to Stone Mountain High School, Tucker High School and Chamblee High School. In August 2014 he was promoted to Sergeant and has supervised all three major components of the department at different times, Detectives, High School Resource Officers and Middle School Officers.
Sergeant Davidson has one son who attends the Art Institute of Atlanta and is majoring in Game Design.
Sergeant Dale R. Casey is a highly regarded professional with over 28 years experience in Law Enforcement. Sergeant Casey came to the DeKalb Schools Department of Public Safety after his 13 year tenure with the Marta Police Department as a member of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Team. After a 14 years with the DeKalb County Schools Police Department, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgt. Casey prides himself in being able to relate across all levels of leadership as well as with students, faculty, and members of the community.