Meet Ken Malcom

Ken Malcom has over three decades of experience in law enforcement in Newton and Walton Counties. He joined the Covington Police Department in 1986, and he has worked on patrol and in drug enforcement, community outreach, operations, investigations, commanded the Patrol Division, Operations Division, and Criminal Investigative Division. Ken has worked as a task force agent working major drug investigations in Newton County, as well. He is well-versed in budget management, media and public relations and has an extensive background in managing both staff and volunteers. For 25 years, he has directed the award-winning Fuzz Run, a charity 5K race that has helped thousands of Newton County’s citizens, and has become one of Georgia’s premier races. During that 25 years, Ken has also been an instrumental part of the success of his agency’s Police Who Care organization. He has over a quarter century’s experience as an educator teaching children and adults alike. He has taught children in the D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, general safety and Sunday School. Ken has taught adults in safety and parenting programs as well as college programs. 

Ken has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Troy University,  he is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has won numerous awards, including National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year, YMCA Volunteer of the Year, and the Police Star Award for bravery. He is a member of Eastridge Community Church, where he attends with his wife, Lynn. He is a proud father and grandfather.

Ken has demonstrated a commitment of service to this community, serving all citizens with a strong sense of integrity and pride. He believes that his years of experience in law enforcement and community service is the right combination to serve Newton County as Sheriff, and he would appreciate your vote in 2020.


  • Race Director of Covington Police Department’s annual road race, Fuzz Run
  • Event Director for Kmart’s Kids Race Against Drugs
  • I.L.E.E. (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange)
  • Director of D.A.R.E. Golf Tournament
  • Georgia D.A.R.E. Officers Association
  • YMCA Board of Directors; Marketing Committee Member
  • Leadership Newton County Graduate
  • Leadership Newton County Steering Committee Member
  • Covington Police Who Care Program Director
  • East Newton Elementary School Council Member
  • Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year Selection Committee
  • Newton County B.R.E.A.T.H.E. Coalition
  • Newton County Special Olympics
  • Security Liaison for Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, Coca Cola, Georgia Association of REALTORS®, Women’s Council of REALTORS®, Newton Federal Bank, Vampire Diaries Television Series, and F.I.F.A. Women’s World Cup
  • A Child’s Voice Child Advocacy Center Board Member


  • National D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year
  • Police Star Award (Act of Bravery Award)
  • YMCA Volunteer of the Year
  • Physical Fitness Award (Perfect Score)
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Covington Rotary Club’s Public Safety Employee of the Year
  • Covington News “Faces of Newton” edition
  • Georgia Runner Magazine’s Best Race in Georgia Award, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Georgia Association of REALTORS® Educator of the Year 2006, 2007, 2013
  • Honorary Officer of the Year (Asheville, North Carolina Police Department)
  • Meritorious Conduct Award (Buncombe County, North Carolina)
  • Kmart’s Kids Race Against Drugs Top U.S. Race, 1999, 2000
  • Eastridge Community Church Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School Teacher