Command Staff

Chief of Staff, Gaby Avila is the highest-ranking civilian in the office.  She leads the administrative division and focuses on facilitating the efficient, effective performance of duties between four divisions (field, court, support and administrative) while deconflicting and resolving any issues for the Chief Marshal. She’s earned an associate degree in Nursing from Miami Dade College, Miami, FL, and is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Georgia State University.

Deputy Chief Kevin E. Richardson began his law enforcement career as a Jailor with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. In 2005, he transferred to the DeKalb County Marshal’s Office working in various roles. He currently serves as second in command and is the Chief Operations Officer. He is a graduate of the Professional Management Program through Columbus State University, the 77th Command Officers Development Course at University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute, the Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training, and is the recipient of the FBI-LEEDA trilogy award. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate in Criminal Justice at Columbus State University.  Richardson holds the supervisory and jailer certifications through the GA POST.

Major Pamela Miller began her law enforcement career as a Jailor with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 and retired in 2022 with 30 years of service.  During her distinguished career, she worked various assignments as a deputy sheriff, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, Major, culminating to the rank of Colonel as the Jail Commander.  Pam was requested by name to assist the Chief Marshal with establishing the Court Division.  She currently serves as the Executive Advisor to the Chief Marshal. Pam has earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University through the Georgia Command College and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University.  She’s a graduate of the International Chiefs of Police, Women’s Leadership Institute and Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training.  Miller holds Georgia POST certifications in Management, General Instructor, Jailer, and Field Training Officer.

Major Johnathan L. Lewis began his law enforcement career in July 2008 as a Police Officer with the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD). In October 2015, he received the Medal of Honor and the US Attorney General State and Local Law Enforcement Congressional Badge of Bravery. In February 2017, he was promoted to Detective assigned to the Special Victims Unit where he worked some of the most horrific and sensitive investigations in the Atlanta metro area. In January 2020, he transferred to the DeKalb County Marshal’s Office where he was assigned to the Civils Unit. In November 2020, he was promoted to Lieutenant assigned as the Evictions Unit Commander. In August 2022, he was promoted to Major and assigned as the Field Division Commander.  Lewis earned both his bachelor’s and associate degrees in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. He is a graduate of the 88th Command Officers Development Course at University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute, the Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training Program and Leadership DeKalb Class 2017.  He’s currently attended the Georgia Command College Class 94 through Columbus State University pursuing his graduate degree in Public Safety Administration.  Lewis holds the management certification through the Georgia POST.

Major Anthony S. Vazquez began his law enforcement career in July 2014 as a Police Officer with the DeKalb County Police Department (DKPD). In September 2016, he transferred to the DeKalb County Marshal’s Office where he was assigned to the Civils Unit. In May 2021, he was promoted to Lieutenant and assigned as the Support Division Commander and the Commander of the Marshal’s Response Team. In August 2022, he was promoted to Major and assigned as the Court Division Commander.  Vazquez earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. In addition, he is a graduated from the 91st Command Officers Development Course at the University of Louisville Southern Police Institute. He holds POST certifications as a General Instructor, Firearms Instructor and Field Training Officer.

 Captain Anthony M. Robinson began his law enforcement career in April 2015 as a Police Officer with the City of Decatur Police Department.  In July 2021, he transferred to the DeKalb County Marshal’s Office where he was assigned to the Evictions Unit.  In January 2023, he was promoted to Captain commanding the Support Services Division which comprises the following five units:  Fleet Management, Supply, Training, Information Technology, Special Projects, and the Marshal’s Response Team.  Robinson earned both his Master of Theology from Covington Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Divinity in Ministry from Massillon Baptist College.  He holds POST certifications as a General Instructor and Field Training Officer.