” Honor to Serve, Duty to Protect”

The Varnell Police Department is a 24/7 department. If you need to reach an officer for non- emergency purposes please call (706)694-3141. Please for all emergencies we ask that you call 911.

Chief Grant began his Law Enforcement career in 1978 as a Military Policeman assigned to the Provost Marshals Office in Atlanta, GA. While there, he received specialized training on Questioned documents, burglary and riot control from Clayton County Regional Police Academy. He also served as Honor Guard.

Chief Grant also worked as a patrolman for the Dalton Police Department and as a patrol supervisor for the Adairsville Police Department. Chief Grant worked as a Lieutenant for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice where he was responsible for the safety and security of Juvenile offenders and Field Based Investigations. He has been with the Varnell Police Department since 2003. Chief Grant graduated from Dalton High School in 1976, Military Police School in 1978, Los Angeles Community College 1981, Clayton County Regional Police Academy – 1982, north Central Georgia Police Academy – 1985, Dalton College 1989 – 1997, Georgia police Academy – 2000, and Chief Executive Training – 2008.

Lyle has been married to his wife Debra for 30+ years. They have two children, Laura Grant and Sgt. Steven Grant with GA National Guard. They are members of McFarland Hill Baptist Church. Psalm 37:1-4.

Contact Chief Grant: lgrant@cityofvarnell.com

Lieutenant Kyle Moreno
Sergeant Scott Swilley
Corporal Chris Clark
Corporal Jason Mathis
Corporal Albert Hill
Officer Kinsey Morin
Officer Vaughn Crane
Officer Delaine Mathis
Officer Jeff Holcomb
Officer Josh Key