The Baxters began their employment with the department on September 30, 2013. Since that time they have shown great devotion to developing programs and training to improve the department and the education of the officers. Even though both are part time employees, their dedication to the mission of the department has exceeded our expectations.
Christina Baxter (who likes to be called Chris) began her career in 1982 and has worked with the Cobb County Juvenile Court, Powder Springs Police Department, and Cobb County Solicitor’s Office. In 1994 she transferred to the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office and was assigned to the North Georgia Law Enforcement Academy where she worked until her retirement in 2013. During this time Chris obtained specialized certifications as a Firearms Instructor, EVOC Instructor, Senior and Master Instructor as well as being certified as a Departmental Training Officer.
Perry Baxter began his career in law enforcement in 1976 with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office. His experience includes the jail, juvenile division, field operations, and the training division. Perry has instructor certifications in Firearms, Emergency Medical, EVOC, Munitions, Pepper Ball, and First Responder and Taser. Perry also is a certified as a Departmental Training Officer and is a Senior and Master Instructor. Perry retired from the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 and became the Training Officer for Sandy Springs Police Department. He left Sandy Springs in September 2013 to join the Villa Rica Police Department.
In addition to conducting and coordinating training for the officers of the Villa Rica Police Department, the Baxters also are responsible for the department’s state certification. Chris has taken the lead on this project and has done an outstanding job. One of Perry’s strong points is his knowledge of firearms and defensive tactics which has been a great asset to the department. Both officers work to improve our policy and procedures to insure that our department is providing the best service to the citizens. The Baxters also work to educate our citizens by conducting classes such as the Ladies Self Defense Class, Youth Academy, and Citizen’s Police Academy. Officer Chris Baxter may be reached at email@example.com . Officer Perry Baxter may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org