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Hall County Marshal’s Office has new captain
Barry Shaw
Barry Shaw

A former Atlanta Police Department zone commander has been named as the new captain of the Hall County Marshal’s Office.

Barry Shaw most recently served as zone commander for Atlanta’s 2nd Precinct, which covers the northern end of the city. He also served as the commander of APD's Code Enforcement Section during his nearly 30-year career with the department.

He began the job Monday, Nov. 25.

"Barry's breadth of experience with both code enforcement and law enforcement in a growing community will undoubtedly be advantageous to Hall County as our area continues to grow and develop," Sarah McQuade, Hall County’s planning and development director, said in a statement.

The Marshal’s Office enforces county ordinances regarding junk, littering, business licenses and short-term rentals. The office, which is a division of the planning and development department, also provides security for the Hall County Government Center and county parks.

The office’s previous captain, Andre Niles, resigned in August amid an investigation into his leadership. According to Marshal’s Office employees interviewed during the investigation, Niles made derogatory comments about county administration, ran personal errands during the workday, publicly berated employees and gave inconsistent instructions. Niles had worked for the county since 1997.