PBA NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL OFFICERS
Captain Jeff Baxter
Originally from suburban Philadelphia, Captain Jeff Baxter has been with the Atlanta Police Department (APD) since 1997. After winning the Physical Fitness Award for his police academy class, he selected the Zone 2 Precinct (Buckhead) as his patrol area. While a patrolman in Zone 2, he started working the Neighborhood Security Patrols for retired Sgt. Barry Miller and has been working in the neighborhoods ever since, and took over two years ago managing several off duty APD neighborhood patrols from retired Sergeant Barry Miller.
After getting promoted to Sergeant he worked in the Zone 3 Precinct South East Atlanta, and then worked for two years in the APD Homeland Security unit, where he still retains his contacts and active networking.
After his promotion to Lieutenant, he was assigned to the Zone 1 precinct North West Atlanta. In 2012, he was tapped to create a new unit within APD to provide public safety for the Atlanta Beltline. In 2020, he was promoted to Captain and serves as Deputy Director of APD Communications.
Lt. Baxter has his Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in Criminal Justice, and his Masters of Public Administration from Columbus State University. He's also a certified police instructor and served 10 years as a military policeman in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Lt. Baxter is married and has two children.
Sergeant Paul Bryant
Paul Bryant attended the University of Michigan before beginning his police career in 2006. After patrolling in Zone 2, he went to the Vice unit where he was eventually promoted to the rank of Detective. Upon being promoted to the rank of Sergeant, he served in Zone 5 where he eventually led a crime suppression team. Sergeant Bryant then served on the Motorcycle Unit for three years and is now assigned to the Video Integration Center. Sergeant Bryant enjoys his spare time with his two children and his hobbies include motorcycle riding, marksmanship, and a playing in a country music band.
Lieutenant Brandon Puetz
Lieutenant Brandon Puetz began his career with the Atlanta Police Department in 2005 and was assigned to Zone 1 after a 6 month foot beat in Zone 5. He served both in patrol and crime suppression functions before making Investigator. While an Investigator he served time in both Zone 4 Investigations and Narcotics. After making Sergeant he went back to Zone 1 before going back to Narcotics then to the Officer of Professional Standards. Since making Lieutenant he has been assigned to Zone 2 and is currently assigned to Zone 4. When not working Lieutenant Puetz enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.
Officer Luke Malskis
Officer Luke Malskis has been in the Atlanta area since 2010. Officer Malskis has also lived in New York, Massachusetts and Malawi, SE Africa where he met his wife. He started his career in law Enforcement in 2016 at the Clayton County Sheriff's office. Officer Malskis then came to the Atlanta Police Department in 2017 where he was assigned to Zone 5 (Downtown and Midtown area) morning watch. Officer Malskis has worked as a detail car and Crime Suppression unit. Officer Malskis enjoys spending his off time with his wife and 1 year old son.
Officer Patrick Marsch
Officer Daniel Brown
I have worked for the City of Atlanta Police Department for 10 years. Serving most my time in the Zone 5 area (downtown / midtown), I am originally from Brooklyn New York. I lived there until I graduated high school and went off to college to attend the great Florida State University. I have a passion for photography, running, and admiring sports cars. On my down time I spend it with close family and friends.