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.
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 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.
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.