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Mindy Bayreuther Bio

Mindy Bayreuther
Mindy Bayreuther began her career with the Buford City School System when she was hired by the Board of Education as Chief of Police in January of 2019. Chief Bayreuther was charged with creating a School Resource Officer Program for the 2019/2020 School Year. With the support of the Superintendent and Board of Education, Chief Bayreuther was able to hire three school resource officers in June of 2019, and the SRO program for Buford City Schools was formed and operational in August of 2019.

Bayreuther began her career in Law Enforcement with the Gwinnett County Police Department in July of 1988 as a Communications Officer. She joined the 29th Police Academy in August of 1991 and served in multiple units / sections throughout her 30-year career. Bayreuther rose through the ranks at regular intervals and enjoyed directing the Citizens Police Academy, commanding the Crime Prevention Unit and the Special Investigations Section. In March of 2018, Bayreuther retired from the Gwinnett County Police Department as an Assistant Chief commanding the Support Operations Division.

Chief Bayreuther holds a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbus State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She attended Command College, Class 26 and was a member of the 24th Executive Delegation of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program to Israel. The Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council (POST) has awarded Chief Bayreuther several certifications, including, Executive Certificate and Senior Training Instructor. Chief Bayreuther has logged over 3,800 hours of specialized training during her career. Chief Bayreuther is a certified by the National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) at the Management level.