Sheriff Victor Hill
Terms as Sheriff01/01/2013 - Present
01/01/2005 - 12/31/2008
Biography Victor Hill was born and raised in Charleston S.C. where he attended public school and studied criminal justice at Trident Technical College. He began his law enforcement career at 18 years of age when he joined the Charleston City Police force as a police cadet, hired by the late legendary Chief Ruben Greenburg, who became his "Law Enforcement Father." Chief Greenburg promoted Sheriff Victor Hill to a full fledge police officer as soon as he turned 21 years of age.
Victor Hill relocated to Atlanta Georgia and continued his law enforcement career with the Clayton County Police Department. He was promoted to Detective, served in the robbery/homicide division, and became the first African American to serve as a hostage negotiator for the Clayton County Police Force.
In 2002, Victor Hill ran for the State House of Representatives and was elected to serve the 2003-2004 term. While at the House of Representatives, Victor Hill successfully authored four bills that were passed into law that cracked down on crimes that were related to drugs, domestic violence, use of bullet proof vests in the commission of a crime, and stricter regulations on child molesters, preventing them from hiding under the first offender status.
In 2004, Victor Hill ran for and was elected Sheriff of Clayton County making him the first African American Sheriff in the county's history. During his inaugural term, Sheriff Victor Hill waged an unprecedented war on crime in Clayton County. In Sheriff Hill's first term, nine of Clayton County's ten most wanted were captured. Three elite task forces were created to address the high crime rate; the elite "Cobra Unit" to combat drugs in saturated high crime areas, a "Joint Vice Task Force" to fight gambling, and prostitution, and the "Stalking Unit" designed to combat domestic violence by "stalking the stalkers." The most successful and largest county wide assault on drugs "Operation Jericho" was initiated by the Sheriff and his staff and during this period the county saw a reduction in crime with murders decreasing by 30% and aggravated assaults decreasing by 11%. In addition to cracking down on crime, Sheriff Victor Hill is also credited for running the toughest jail in Georgia by implementing military boot camp standards and making inmates perform hard labor to clean up the roads in the community. Sheriff Hill and his staff while taking a tough stance on crime also continue to initiate numerous outreach programs to protect seniors, rehabilitate persons with drug addictions, and deter youth from incarceration.
Sheriff Hill launched his 2013 bid for re-election based on his longstanding reputation as Clayton County's "Crime Fighter" and won convincingly, continuing his unprecedented quest to rid Clayton County of drugs and violence.