Keith Hayes
Deputy Chief of Police

Keith Hayes is currently assigned as Deputy Chief of Police of the Savannah State University Department of Public Safety. He previously was assigned to the Chatham County Police Organized Crime Unit where he was an investigator.  Along with his partner, Investigator Hayes held the record for the largest seizure of crack cocaine in Georgia and the east coast.

His law enforcement career inspired him to serve as drug agent for the Metro Drug Squad where he investigated drug crimes throughout the state. Deputy Chief Hayes has also been assigned to the FBI where he investigated illegal activities involving foreign nationals. In addition, Deputy Chief Hayes served as a task force agent with DEA, (Drug Enforcement Agency) Savannah, GA field office.

Deputy Chief Keith Hayes was born in Savannah Georgia and graduated from Windsor Forest High School. Upon completion of High School, he attended Savannah State University, majoring in mathematics. While there he realized that he wanted to become a law enforcement officer, therefore, joined the Savannah Police Department and subsequently graduated from the Savannah Regional Police Academy in 1981 and subsequently sworn in as police officer.

Deputy Chief Hayes has two children and enjoys playing golf and weight training.