Luis "Lou" Solis
Army Ranger and Chief Deputy of Operations
Lou is a recognized, highly decorated retired U.S. Army Ranger and recipient of The Order of Saint Maurice.
Following his service to our country, he focused on serving his community and began his law enforcement career. He served with the Marietta Police Department and was the Assistant Police Chief for the Braselton Police Department before joining the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office as the Chief Deputy of Operations.
As Chief Deputy of Operations of the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office, he implemented "The Barracks," a nationally recognized program for incarcerated military veterans. Has expanded and developed new programs to lower recidivism rates, and implemented new programs for mental health and addiction recovery. In 2019 he saved Gwinnett County residents $6.8 Million dollars.
Lou attended the Command College in Columbus, Georgia and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Class 237.
Lou was a member of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Delegation and is a member of the Georgia Board of Corrections and the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force.
Lou is bilingual and has served as a translator in both his professional and personal life. Lou and his wife, Kathy, have been married for 32 years and residents of Gwinnett County for 21 years. He is also a proud father and grandfather. Lou attends 12Stone Church.