Glynn County Police Chief Jacques Battiste resigns

Battiste ‘decided to accept another position’; Last day will be Dec. 16

Jacques Battiste photo provided by Glynn County government.

GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. – Jacques Battiste is stepping down as the police chief in Glynn County after accepting another position. Battiste’s last day will be Dec. 16.

Battiste was approved to take over the job in June 2021. He was the Board of Commissioners’ top choice after an extensive search.

Battiste, a veteran of 22 years with the FBI, submitted his letter of resignation to County Manager William Fallon.

READ: Resignation letter from Glynn County Police Chief Jacques Battiste

“Chief Battiste has worked to create a positive impact in our community,” Fallon said in a news release. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors and thank him for what he brought to the department.”

Battiste spent a year as campus police chief at Xavier University of Louisiana -- his alma mater. Before taking the job at the Police Department, he had been working as a tactical and training coordinator with Orleans Parish Constable’s Office in New Orleans.

No decision has been made regarding an Interim Chief at this time, the county said.

“Although I’m excited about the next phase of my career, I am leaving Glynn County with a heavy heart,” Battiste said in his resignation letter. “Thank you for making me a part of your lives. My tenure was very rewarding, but I leave having made some of the most rewarding friendships of my life.”

Battiste did not indicate what his new position will be.