President Charlene Heard began her career in Law Enforcement with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff. She advanced through the ranks to become the first female Major in the Law Enforcement Division of the Sheriff’s Office. After 27 years for dedicated service, she retired in December 2016. President Heard was elected to this position by the members on 12/19/2019.
First Vice President Priscilla Orr was elected by the members on 11/21/2019.
Priscilla Z. Orr
A native of Chicago, Illinois. A proud graduate of Morris Brown College, Atlanta Ga. Pledged Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Inc. Served twenty-five years with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and retired as a Captain Deputy Sheriff in 2015. I have been a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Fulton County Ga., Lodge #64 for approximately eighteen years. Also, serve as Chairman of the Membership Committee.
Second Vice President Elbert Carter began his career with the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in 1988. He had the privilege of working in the Jail Division, Courts and Administrative Division. Second Vice President Carter was elected to this position by the members on 12/19/2019.
Elbert Carter retired from the Fulton County Sheriffs Office in October of 2011, as a captain, and Commander of the Office of Professional Standards.
Part of 2nd VP Carter's duties include Chairman of the Training Committee and Chairman of the Legal Defense Plan. Second Vice President Carter served as Sergeant at Arms prior to being elected to this position.
Secretary Adrienne Grooms was elected by the members on 12/19/2019.
Adrienne Grooms retired from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Atlanta, GA where she was assigned to Administration. After 28 years of dedicated service, she retired in July 2018.
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Treasurer Andrea Thomas was elected by the members on 11/21/2019.
Andrea Thomas is from Columbus, GA She attended Baker High School. She received a BA from Morris Brown College, Criminal Justice in 1984. She began her career at the FCSO 1985.
She retired from the Fulton County Sheriff's Office in December 2012 in which she gained over 20+ years of experience with managing the following areas for 5,000 inmates and staff at the Fulton County Jail. The areas are: inmate commissary, inmate property, sanitation, building grounds, inmate programs and inmate classification just to name a few of her primary duties during her employment.
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William Parker Jr.
Sergeant At Arms William Parker Jr. was elected by the members on 11/21/2019 to his post as Sergeant At Arms for FOP Lodge 64-GA.
William Parker retired from the Fulton County Sheriffs Office in Atlanta GA where he was assigned to to jail section , court service division and transfer division
Retired from the Fulton County Sheriffs Office on December 4 2012
10 years in U S Army
26 Years in Sheriff Office
Knowledgeable On Robert Rules Of Order
Motto: Give The People Light And They Will Find There Way
I’m from Tallahassee Florida and went to high school in Tallahassee then attended FAMU. I moved to Atlanta where I started my career in Public Safety.
I started my Law enforcement career GA. DOT Law Enforcement and later with MARTA Police Department where I retired from in 2000. I went into private security as Director of Security for Underground Atlanta. I left Underground Atlanta in 2005 to continue my career with Fulton County Solicitor General Office. I joined FOP Lodge #64 in 2006 to begin my active roles within the Lodge. I soon was elected as the Lodge Chaplain and later elected as Sargent at Arms. I was appointed to Labor Relations Committee and then elected to current position as State Trustee. I enjoy working and serving my fellow members.
Past President Howard Billingslea was the president of Fulton County Lodge #64, from 1996-2018. He retired from the Fulton County Marshal's Department with 25 years of service. Fulton County Executive Board member from 1984 to present. He has held the position of State Trustee, Vice President, President, and Past President. He has sat on the Georgia Fraternal Order Of Police Executive Board for six years. He was appointed to the National Fraternal Order of Police, Easter Seals Committee 1992 to present. He was the Chairman of the Georiga Easter Seals Committee. Also, he serves on the Easter Seals of North Georgia Board of Directors, a position held secretary, vice chairman and chairman of the board
Meghan earned her Bachelors of Arts at Oberlin College and her Juris Doctor at Georgia State University College of Law, graduating magna cum laude and in the top tenth percentile of her law school class. During law school, Meghan was a member of the Student Trial Lawyers Association (the Mock Trial Team), worked as a legal intern for former Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court, and served as a Graduate Research Assistant for Professor Russell Covey of the GSU Criminal Law Department. Her excellence and success in law school earned her membership into the Bleckley Inn of Court and a “Cali Award” for receiving the highest grade in Constitutional Law.
Prior to becoming a partner at The Jones Law Firm, Meghan worked as the Assistant Chief Counsel of The Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Principal Legal Advisor. In that role she appeared as lead counsel in hundreds of proceedings at Stewart Detention Center, including bond hearings, removal proceedings and asylum hearings. Meghan also served as the point of contact with Citizen and Immigration Services for expedited requests of visa applications.
Meghan joined forces with her father, Derek H. Jones, the Founding Partner of The Jones Law Firm, in January of 2015. She attributes her academic and professional success, as well as her fine-tuned debate skills to Mr. Jones and Mrs. Fuller-Jones.
Meghan is licensed to practice law in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Northern District of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court, and all of Georgia’s county courts. She is also licensed to practice law in California. She handles criminal, personal injury and employment cases.
In addition to practicing law, Meghan is very active in the community. She is a fundraiser and team leader for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. She proudly serves on the Easterseals North Georgia Board of Directors. Additionally, she is an Our Lady of Lourdes parishioner.
Meghan lives in Atlanta with her husband, Cory, and their dog, Dante-Houdini.
Derek H. Jones
Derek has been a Georgia lawyer since June 10, 1976. During his years as an attorney, Derek has maintained an extensive trial and appellate practice in State and Federal Court, representing thousands of clients facing prosecutions in cases that ranged in nature from traffic charges to murder indictments – Derek has defended 13 people at the trial level on murder charges in which the State of Georgia sought the death penalty. In addition, he has handled many complex civil cases, litigated for local banks, and since 1987, he has been the Lodge Attorney for a Fraternal Order of Police Lodge.
Derek graduated cum laude from Syracuse University in 1973, and finished the University of Georgia School of Law in 1976. He began his legal career as an investigator with the Ware County Public Defender Office in Waycross, Georgia and went on to head that office serving as the Ware County Public Defender. He then entered private practice concentrating on criminal defense, but returned to public service in 1982 as an Assistant Fulton County Public Defender. Derek worked in that capacity for five years during which time he handled over 1300 felony cases. He conducted his own investigations and represented dozens of clients in jury trials. Derek then reentered private practice where he continued defending criminal cases in the State system, as well as appearing for numerous defendants in Federal Court. In addition to these matters, Derek handled complex civil matters, and for seven years litigated for First Southern Bank and then for Citizens Trust Bank after the two banks merged.
Derek has been married since 1984 to Yvonne Fuller-Jones. He met his wife while representing a defendant in a criminal case. She was working as a crime investigator assisting in the prosecution of Derek’s client. To this day, Derek and Yvonne dispute as to which side won that case.
1973: Graduated cum laude from Syracuse University with a degree in history.
1976: Graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law.
1976: Sworn in as a member of the Georgia State Bar on June 10.
1976-78: Traveled and worked in the United States and the Caribbean: Worked as a deck hand, tanker man, golf caddy, apple picker, and tractorista.
1978-79: Investigator, Ware County Public Defender’s Office, Waycross, Georgia: As the sole office investigator, investigated hundreds of criminal cases, assisted in the defense of two death penalty cases, and tried misdemeanor jury trials.
1979-80: Ware County Public Defender: Ran the office, represented several hundred clients in matters ranging from drug possession to murder charges, conducted investigations, and defended numerous clients in felony and misdemeanor trials.
1980-82: Private Practice, Atlanta, Georgia: Handled criminal cases, investigated cases for other attorneys, and worked as an investigator and co counsel in three death penalty murder cases.
1982-87: Assistant Public Defender, Fulton County Public Defenders Office, Atlanta, Georgia: Represented over 1300 clients on felony charges and probation revocation hearings, conducted over 60 felony jury trials, and handled appeals to the Georgia Supreme Court and the Georgia Court of Appeals.
1986: Adjunct Professor, Saint Leo’s College, Atlanta, Georgia: Taught Criminal Procedure.
1987-Present: Attorney in Private Practice, Atlanta Metro Area: Defended hundreds of criminal cases in Federal and State Court, tried numerous felony jury trials in both systems, acted as lead or co counsel in seven murder cases in which the State of Georgia sought the death penalty, handled complex civil matters, and for seven years litigated for First Southern Bank and then for Citizens Trust Bank after the two banks merged.
1987-Present: Lodge Attorney for Fulton County Lodge # 64, Fraternal Order Police, Inc.: Advised Lodge Officers on numerous matters and represented individual Lodge members and other law enforcement officers in administrative hearings, licensing matters before the Georgia P.O.S.T. Counsel, in Section 1983 Civil Rights actions and other lawsuits, and in criminal investigations. Represented numerous law enforcement officers who have had to use deadly force in the performance of their duties