PBA NEIGHBORHOOD PATROL OFFICERS
Lieutenant Jeff Baxter
Originally from suburban Philadelphia, Lieutenant 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 which is his current assignment for APD.
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.
Sergeant Jason Smith
Sergeant Jason Smith began his career in law enforcement with the Willoughby Hills Police Department in Ohio in 2002. In 2004 Jason moved to Atlanta and began working for the APD. After completing the Atlanta Police Training Academy, Jason was assigned to the Zone 3 precinct as a patrol officer. Along with responding to 911 calls, Jason also worked as a detective. In 2012 Jason was promoted to sergeant and is currently assigned to the Narcotics unit. When not at work, Jason enjoys attending sporting events and watching movies. Jason has worked for the Neighborhood Patrol since 2009.
Officer Katie Rambler
Officer Katie Rambler joined the Atlanta Police Department in 2008. After completing the Atlanta Police Training Academy she was assigned to Zone 6, initially assigned as a patrol officer responding to 911 calls. She was then assigned to the APEX unit, working with multiple Federal task forces to prosecute violent repeat offenders. Katie is now assigned to the Atlanta Police Academy as a class coordinator and instructor for Atlanta Police recruits. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with family, camping, and traveling.
Sergeant David Remec
Detective Justin Andresen began his career in law enforcement in 2002 with the Atlanta Police Department. After completing the Atlanta Police Training Academy he was assigned to Zone 1 where he was a patrol officer, responding to 911 calls. Justin was then assigned to the Police Academy as an Instructor. He was later promoted to Detective and assigned to the Narcotics Unit. Justin was then assigned to a multi jurisdiction drug task force with the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Justin is currently assigned at the Atlanta Police Training Academy as an Instructor. When he is not at work, Justin enjoys spending time with his wife and children, fishing, golfing, and coaching youth sports. Justin has worked for the Neighborhood Patrol since 2003.
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.