Division Commanders


Col. Don Pinkard

e-mail: donald.pinkard@gwinnettcounty.com

Colonel Pinkard began his career in law enforcement with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 1978. During his time with DeKalb County, his primary assignments included positions in detention, warrant service, fugitive apprehension, criminal investigations and SWAT. In 1996, he retired as the Jail Division Commander at the rank of Major.

He began his career with Gwinnett County in 1999. Lt. Colonel Pinkard was assigned to various positions including Field Operations Commander from 2003 to 2007. In 2007, he was appointed as the Jail Division Commander

Colonel Pinkard is a board member and past chairman of the Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Advisory Board and also serves as a board member of the Gwinnett Coalition of Health and Human Services. He is the At Large Representative for the Georgia Jail Association, and is a board member and past chairman of the Law Enforcement Committee of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency All Hazard Council. He is also on the board of directors for View Point Health.