Tyrone Oliver is a long-time resident of Newton County, Georgia and was appointed to the position of DJJ Commissioner on July 25, 2019. In 1999, Commissioner Oliver began his law enforcement career with the Newton County Sheriff’s Office as a detention officer. After becoming a Deputy Sheriff, Commissioner Oliver was promoted to Sergeant and later Lieutenant. He was given the opportunity to work for several different divisions, allowing him the versatility to effectively and successfully serve the community.
His law enforcement career with Newton County has included work for Uniform Patrol, Community Outreach, the East Metro Drug Enforcement Team, Criminal Investigations, the Special Investigations Unit, and the Crime Suppression Unit. He also served as the Public Information Officer. Commissioner Oliver was one of the first to be hired for the Brookhaven Police Department when the new city formed in 2013. He was hired as a Sergeant and later promoted to Lieutenant. He served as the Assistant Commander of Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations.
On January 8, 2016, Commissioner Oliver was officially named Chief of Police for the City of Social Circle after a long, competitive process. In November 2018, he was designated by the City of Social Circle as Deputy City Manager.
Commissioner Oliver is a graduate of Columbus State University’s Law Enforcement Professional Management Program. He successfully completed Leadership Newton County and Walton County, the FBI's Law Enforcement Executive Development Program and Leadership Trilogy Program, and Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange to Israel (GILEE). Oliver is also an active member in the Social Circle Rotary Club, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, and International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Commissioner Oliver is serving currently as a board member for A Child's Voice Child Advocacy Center Inc., Student Success Alliance, Advantage Behavioral Health Systems, and Leadership Walton Alumni Association.