Reidsville Police Officer Anderson Quinton Deliford, Jr., was placed on administrative leave without pay on the morning of Saturday, August 20, 2022.
Reidsville Police Chief Stacey Wilds announced this through a press release on August 23.
“Deliford was placed on administrative leave without pay in reference to an internal investigation. The investigation is on-going, and I cannot comment at this time,” Wilds said.
Deliford was hired at the Reidsville Police Department (RPD) on November 17, 2021, according to a report from the Peace Officer Standards and Training Council. Before being hired at RPD, Deliford served as a corrections officer at Georgia State Prison (GSP) (May 2008 to January 2012), a jailor at the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) (December 2015 to October 2016), a peace officer at the Walthourville Police Department (WPD) (October 2017 to March 2020), a lieutenant at WPD (March 2020 to June 2021), and a sergeant at WPD (June 2021 to September 2021).
Deliford voluntarily resigned from Georgia State Prison, but he was terminated from LCSO due to repeated attendance issues and false statements, according to LCSO records. While at WPD, Deliford was investigated by the LCSO Internal Affairs.
At WPD, Deliford was promoted in 2020 to lieutenant and was later demoted (disciplinary) in June 2021 to sergeant. He was later terminated in September 2021, mainly due to Deliford being untruthful in his reports, according to a letter from WPD Chief Alfonza Hagan on August 9, 2021.
Reports also detailed several discrepancies with Deliford’s time sheets at WPD, reports of Deliford sleeping in his car while on duty (he did not recall doing so), a report of Deliford taking a long time to respond to a call (he denied this), reports of lying on reports and to officers, and reports of Deliford dealing with his subordinates “in a militaristic manner, which is outside of policy.”
The full reports from WPD and LCSO can be found below.