Command Staff

Myron WalkerMajor Myron Walker began his Law Enforcement career in 1991 as a Deputy Sheriff with Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department. During his career with the Sheriff’s Department, he served as a Field Training Officer (FTO) while assigned to the Detention and Field Operations Divisions. He also served on the Sheriff’s Criminal Apprehension Team (SCAT) which specialized in Drug Interdiction and Traffic Enforcement. Major Walker’s work also includes Field Operations as a warrant Deputy and later promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he supervised the Fugitive Unit, Sex Offender Registry Unit, Family Violence Unit, and supervised Officers assigned to the Federal Taskforce (TFO’S). Major Walker also served as Interim Police Chief for the City of Lawrenceville.

Major Walker grew up in Gwinnett County and graduated from Dacula High School. He continues to be a resident along with his wife and two daughters. Major Walker has served the great citizens of Lawrenceville since 2018 and looks forward to continuing to build community relationships.

Major Walker can be contacted via e-mail 

Sal OrtegaCaptain Salvador Ortega joined the Lawrenceville Police Department in 2023 after spending over 14 years with the Sandy Springs Police Department and has more than 17 years of law enforcement experience. He currently holds the rank of Captain and assigned as the Administration Division Commander where he oversees the Training Unit, Internal Affairs, Community Affairs, Recruitment, Records Unit, Certification Unit, Co-Responder Program, Public Information Officer, Dispatch, and IT. His past assignments have included Uniform Patrol, Field Training Officer (FTO), Criminal Investigations, Public Information Officer, Community Affairs, Crisis Negotiations Team, Computer Forensics, Criminal Intelligence, Street Crimes, and Honor Guard. His law enforcement career began in 2005 with the Armstrong Atlantic State University Police Department, where he spent four years. Captain Ortega also spent one year working with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Criminal Intelligence Unit. 

Additionally, Captain Ortega attended Georgia Southern University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science; a Master of Science with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Georgia’s Military College, the University of North Georgia. Captain Ortega also attended Northwestern University and successfully completed their vigorous School of Police Staff & Command program. Captain Ortega is passionate about helping officers reach their professional and career goals and believes in leading by example. Lastly, Captain Ortega is a board member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 82 in Forsyth County.

Captain Ortega can be contacted via e-mail

Jake ParkerCaptain Jake Parker started with the Lawrenceville Police Department in January of 2000.  Before joining the Lawrenceville Police Department, he began his law enforcement career at the Doraville Police Department in December of 1994.  From 1990 until 1996, Captain Parker served in the United States Army Reserves, 314th Chemical Company, Carrolton, Georgia.  From 2001 to 2003, Captain Parker took a leave of absence to serve with the Department of State as a United Nations Police Officer in Kosovo (the former Republic of Yugoslavia) where he was the Operations Officer for the Regional Traffic Unit at the Mitrovica Regional Headquarters.  Later, from 2005 to 2006, Captain Parker served with the Department of State’s mission to Afghanistan as a Field Mentor to the Afghan Uniformed Police service and as a police training liaison with the United States Armed Forces stationed in the Kunar Province.  During his career at the Lawrenceville Police Department, he has been a Field Training Officer, Honor Guard member, Crime Suppression Officer, and handled narcotics and gang investigations.  Captain Parker was promoted to Sergeant in 2012 and assumed command of the Crime Suppression Unit and later was assigned to Uniform Patrol as a shift supervisor.  In 2018, Captain Parker was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned to the Office of Professional Standards additionally overseeing the department’s efforts to attain State Certification accreditation and coordinating the Citizens Police Academy and implementing other public education courses.  Since 2018, Captain Parker has been the department’s Public Information Officer (PIO).  Captain Parker is a board member for the Lawrenceville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association organization.  Captain Parker completed his Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in 2018 at Reinhardt University.  Captain Parker is a POST certified General Instructor, Use of Force Instructor, Taser Instructor, and Firearms Instructor.  He was appointed to Captain in 2023 and assumed command of the Uniform Patrol Division.

 Captain Parker can be contacted via email 

Brad GroveCaptain Brad Grove began his law enforcement career in June 1992 with the Atlanta Police Department before joining the Lawrenceville Police Department in September 1998. Prior to his law enforcement career, he was active duty in the United States Marine Corps serving in the first Gulf War. Captain Grove took an 18-month leave of absence from Lawrenceville in 2003-2004 to serve with the US Department of State and the United Nations as a Police Officer in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia (Kosovo). He was appointed to Chief of Police in 2003 of the Regional Traffic Police in the Mitrovica Region of Kosovo. During his career with the Lawrenceville Police Department, he has worked Uniform Patrol, Property and Evidence, Crime Scene Investigations and upon his promotion to Sergeant in 2006 assumed command of the department’s first Crime Suppression Unit. Captain Grove continued working in the Criminal Investigations Division where he implemented the transition to a full-time civilian Crime Scene Investigations and Property & Evidence Unit. In 2022 he was appointed to Captain of the Investigative Services Bureau overseeing the Criminal Investigations Division, Crime Scene Investigations, Property & Evidence, Crime Analyst, and Federal and Local Tasks Force Officers. Captain Grove is a 2022 graduate of the Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training Course.

Captain Grove can be contacted via e-mail 

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