Mayor Andre Dickens and Acting Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum announced today that Peter Aman will serve as the Atlanta Police Department’s first Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and Deputy Chief Carven Tyus is promoted to acting deputy chief.
“I am proud to make these two strong appointments to support Acting Chief Schierbaum’s leadership of the men and women of the Atlanta Police Department,” Dickens said in a statement. “I created the position of Administrative Director to ensure that Atlanta Police Department personnel have the best tools and support to fight crime and serve our community. Peter Aman has extensive experience in business 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 ODA is staffed, resourced and organized to achieve our public safety goals.
“I thank Acting Deputy Chief Tyus for accepting this role in furtherance of his deep commitment to the people of Atlanta,” Dickens continued. “Chief Tyus served with the Atlanta Police Department for nearly 30 years, starting as a patrol officer and working his way up. It exemplifies what it means to serve our city.
Dickens created the CAO position in its fiscal year 2023 budget, passed unanimously by the city council last month. The CAO will be responsible for providing sworn officers with all the appropriate support, in particular through the modernization of means of communication, computer equipment and human resources. The CAO will also oversee the Communications Division (E911), information services, project management, financial management, human resources and administrative operations, including licenses and permits, code enforcement and other support units.
Aman served as COO of the City of Atlanta from 2010 to 2011. He retired as a partner/principal from Ernst & Young last month and was previously a partner at Bain & Company. Aman is also a civic leader, having served on numerous boards in Atlanta and provided extensive advisory support to Dickens’ transition team.
Tyus, a native of Barnesville, Georgia, joined the ODA in 1993 as a patrol officer in Area 1. During a career spanning nearly 30 years, Tyus served as a detective in homicide units and Special Victims, Area 4 Commander, Hostage Negotiation Team Commander, Homeland Security Commander, Homicide Commander, and Office of Professional Standards Commander. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia Southern University and is a graduate of the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute Tier 5.