Chief of Police Scott Gray
Scott Gray was appointed as Chief of Police for the City of Fayetteville in February 2017. With more than 26 years in law enforcement, Chief Gray has served in a variety of patrol, administrative, and leadership positions over the course of his career. Prior to joining the City of Fayetteville, he served as Captain of the North Precinct with the Henry County Police Department.
Over his lengthy career, Chief Gray has demonstrated his commitment to building strong community partnerships, empowering staff, and operating in a transparent manner. He has extensive experience in public engagement, patrol operations, specialized units, and training. He believes that the department should forge a true partnership with the community and improve the quality of life for all citizens.
Chief Gray is a graduate of the FBI National Academy (Session 243) in Quantico, Virginia and has attended and successfully completed the Georgia Command College (Class 58). He earned a Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Troy University and also holds a Master of Science in Public Safety Administration degree from Columbus State University. He received his undergraduate Criminal Justice degree from Columbia Southern University.
Chief Gray is married to Regina Gray and they have two adult sons. One serves in the U.S. Army and the other is a police officer. Chief Gray and his wife have three grandchildren.
Deputy Chief of Police Robert Mask
Twenty-six year law enforcement veteran Robert Mask was appointed Fayetteville’s Deputy Chief of Police in April 2019 after serving more than 23 years with the department. He began his law enforcement career in 1993 as a jailer with the Blue Ridge Police Department. After graduating from Clayton County’s Public Safety Training Institute in 1994, he served as a patrol officer for the Blue Ridge Police Department and then later for the Palmetto Police Department.
Deputy Chief Mask graduated from Fayette County High School in 1989 before attending Southern Union Junior College in Wadley, Alabama and later Gordon Junior College in Barnesville, where he attended on a baseball scholarship.
During his time with the Fayetteville Police Department, Deputy Chief Mask has served as a patrol officer, traffic investigator, bike patrolman, school resource officer, court bailiff, warrant officer and detective. During his time working in Court Services, he obtained court clerk certification. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and to lieutenant in 2018.
Deputy Chief Mask has earned intermediate and advanced supervisory certification as well as management levels 1-3 certification. He completed the Professional Management Program in Columbus and has participated in the Carl Vinson Management Program through the University of Georgia.
Deputy Chief Mask was Officer of the Year for 1998 and 2003, and he was Employee of the Year for 2008 and 2015.
On and off the job, Deputy Chief Mask enjoys participating in community service activities. He also enjoys coaching baseball, participating in other outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.