Meredith Ramaley

Detective, Smyrna Police Department

Ramaley is a detective for the Smyrna Police Department investigating crimes against children and adult sexual assault. She has been working in the field of child abuse and law enforcement for 13 years. Previously, she worked as a Probation Officer for Cobb County Juvenile Court prior to moving to Maryland, where she worked as a caseworker for Child Protective Services.
 
Trading in her social work hat to pursue criminals, Ramaley accepted a job with the Maryland State Police and Carroll County State’s Attorney’s Office as a Criminal Investigator in the Child Abuse/Sexual Assault Unit. After deciding it was time to move home to Georgia, she was hired by Smyrna Police Department, where she worked Uniformed Patrol before being promoted to her current position of detective. Ramaley has been employed by Smyrna Police Department for more than seven years. She currently represents the Smyrna Police Department on the FBI’s Metro Atlanta Child Exploitation Task Force (MATCH), where she investigates the human trafficking of children.
 
Ramaley received a bachelor of science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a major in Child Development from the University of Georgia. Her work with children includes being an advisor with the Smyrna Police Explorers, a youth group for teens. Ramaley was honored as the 2013 Smyrna Police Officer of the Year. She currently resides in Smyrna with her family.