The Doraville Police Department (DPD) has announced that Patrick Quinn has joined the force as animal control officer. His primary duties will be animal control, including animal-related issues in the city and local neighborhoods such as barking dogs (disturbing neighbors), dog bites, loose animals roaming the street, animals in distress, animal cruelty/inhumane treatment and more. When there are no animal calls, he will be assisting with court security as needed.

“Patrick grew up with animals and has always been an animal lover,” says DPD Chief John King. “He is excited to begin his career protecting animals and serving the citizens of Doraville.”

Quinn, 36, grew up in Snellville and previously served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was stationed seven years in Fort Hood, Texas in the First Cavalry Division and also served seven years in the Georgia National Guard 1-121 Infantry. He was deployed twice, once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.

To further enhance his animal control skills, Quinn will be attending a six-week animal control officer school with DeKalb County Animal Services beginning in May. After completing this course, he will attend level one of a three-part national animal control and animal cruelty investigator certification course.

For animal control service, please contact DPD at 770-455-1000.