Clarence Cox is the Chief Investigator for the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office.
Before this appointment in September of 2021, Clarence was the CEO of Georgia Coach Lines, Inc., a family-owned ground transportation business. He also served as the National President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), the largest black law enforcement organization in the world. Cox also co-chaired the “Reimagining Public Safety Task Force” report for NOBLE.
Prior to his term as president of NOBLE, Clarence co-founded “The Convoy of Care,” which provides humanitarian relief to citizens in Georgia and beyond during weather-related disasters.
Additionally, Clarence created the Police Department for Clayton County Public Schools and served as the first Chief of Police for the fifth-largest school district in Georgia. Through his experience with school safety, Clarence was called to testify before the Federal Commission on School Safety (July 26, 2018).
His extensive law enforcement career includes being the Special Agent in Charge of a Multi-Agency Drug Enforcement Task Force and one of the original members of the Georgia Homeland Security Task Force, formerly known as the Georgia Information Sharing and Analysis Center (GISAC). While there, Clarence received numerous awards, including the Task Force of the Year by the Georgia Narcotics Officers Association (GNOA), and later became President of the organization. His experience includes commanding multi-jurisdiction task forces as the Special Agent in Charge for the Clayton County and Griffin/Spalding Drug Enforcement Task Forces. He later joined Morehouse College Campus Police as the Deputy Chief.
Clarence joined the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office in 1982 and was the third African American hired in the agency’s history. He was afforded opportunities that led to his career in Special Operations in Drug Enforcement.
His contribution to law enforcement and the community includes volunteering at Caring 4 Others, serving as chairman of the African American Motorcoach Council, as a board member for the American Bus Association (ABA), being a member of the United Motorcoach Association (UMA), president of Georgia Motorcoach Operators Association (GMOA), committee member of Blue Alert (USDOJ Office of Community Oriented Policing), and as district director for Boy Scouts of America.
He is an Atlanta native and has been a resident of Clayton County since 1981.
Clarence attended Booker T. Washington High School, Morehouse College, Ashford University, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Officer’s Academy. He is certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).