Former City COO named new Atlanta Police chief administrative officer
By John Ruch
Peter Aman has been named to the new position of chief administrative officer for the Atlanta Police Department (APD), tasked with modernizing and coordinating the force.
Aman is a corporate consultant who previously served as the City’s chief operating officer under former Mayor Kasim Reed, and made an unsuccessful mayoral run himself in 2017. The Buckhead resident also publicly opposed that neighborhood’s controversial cityhood movement, which was driven by crime concerns, including by testifying at a state Senate committee hearing against its financial and public safety impacts.
Mayor Andre Dickens announced the appointment on July 14 with immediate effect.
“I created the chief administrative officer position to ensure that the personnel of the Atlanta Police Department have the best tools and support as they fight crime and serve our community,” Dickens said in a press release. “Peter Aman has a wealth of experience in enterprise transformation and operational experience through a career that has included time as COO for the City. He is a progressive leader with deep public safety experience who will help us ensure that APD is staffed, resourced and organized to meet our public safety goals.”
Aman did not immediately respond to a comment request.
According to the press release, Aman is “tasked with providing sworn officers all appropriate support, including through the modernization of communications, information technology fleet and human resources.” Divisions he will oversee include Communications Division (E911), Information Services, Project Management, Fiscal Management, Human Resources and Administrative Operations, including License and Permits, Code Enforcement and other support units.
Aman had a 25-year career at the consulting firm Bain & Company and most recently served as a partner and principal at EY-Parthenon, a strategic corporate consulting practice at Ernst & Young, where he led the Americas Advanced Manufacturing & Mobility Practice for Strategy & Transactions. He also has served on many nonprofit and corporate boards, including that of SaportaReport’s sister publication Atlanta Civic Circle, which he will leave as part of this transition.
In another APD move, Dickens also named Deputy Chief Carven Tyus to the position of interim assistant chief. Aman and Tyus will report to Interim Chief Darin Schierbaum.
“The Atlanta Police Department is committed to doing all we can to support our officers as they serve our community,” said Schierbaum in the press release. “These appointments will help us implement the mayor’s vision of a best-in-class department that will allow us to recruit, retain and support the preeminent police force in the nation.”