Education

A Passion for Training...


One of Chief Rodriguez’s professional passions is training and education.  Chief Rodriguez is a Senior Instructor, Departmental Training Officer, Field Training Officer, Firearms Instructor, Health & Wellness Instructor, and Crisis Intervention Team Trainer.  Chief Rodriguez has taught hundreds of professional law enforcement officers throughout the state and currently serves as an Adjunct Instructor for the Basic Instructor/Trainer Course located at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.  


Chief Rodriguez is a military veteran and shortly after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, Chief Rodriguez was recalled to active duty in the U.S. Navy, and reported to NWS Charleston, in Charleston, SC.  Chief Rodriguez was assigned to the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).  While attached to NCIS, Chief Rodriguez’s experience was utilized to conduct sexual assault investigations at NWS Charleston.

Letter from The Chief


On behalf of the men and women of the Cordele Police Department, I would like to personally welcome you to the official website of the Cordele Police Department.  The Cordele Police Department is committed to making our community safer while enhancing the quality of life for our citizens.

The Cordele Police Department recognizes the key to our success is our continual engagement with our community.  Our community oriented policy platform is entitled “Partners in Crime.”  The partnerships we develop, such as Shop with a Cop, National Night Out, our Citizen Advisory Board, and our other programs are the cornerstone of our foundation.  

Our department is constantly striving to deliver the most effective services to our community that are humanly possible.  Therefore, we need your help and would ask that if you believe there is something we can do better, please do not hesitate to let me know immediately so that I can address it.  
                                          Chief Rob Rodriguez

Rob holds an Associates of Science degree from Thomas University, a Bachelor of Science from Wilmington University, and a Masters of Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University.  In addition, Chief Rodriguez is a graduate of Command College and serves as a member of the Darton State College’s Criminal Justice Advisory Board; Chief is a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity where he serves as an Assistant District Officer for the South Georgia District.


​Chief Rodriguez is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration from Walden University.

Chief Rob Rodriguez

Leading Law Enforcement From the Inside, Out.

Experience

Prior to joining the Cordele Police Department, Chief Rodriguez was the Deputy Chief of Police Operations with the Moultrie Police Department (Georgia). As the Deputy Chief of Police for the Moultrie Police Department, Chief Rodriguez was responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department.  In addition to being the Deputy Chief of Police, he served in the capacities of Patrol Division Commander, Accreditation/Certification Manager, Departmental Training Officer, Criminal Investigations Division Commander, Patrol Supervisor, and Field Training Officer Program Coordinator.

How it All Began:

 

Chief of Police Rob Rodriguez began his law enforcement career with the Georgia Department of Corrections in January of 1994 as a Corrections Officer assigned to Lee State Prison.  After a short stent with the Department of Corrections, Chief Rodriguez transitioned to law enforcement at the community level.  Chief Rodriguez joined the Pelham Police Department (Georgia) and started the department’s School Resource Officer Program at Pelham High School.