Gwinnett County, Georgia

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Capt. Frank Woods

Captain Frank Woods is a 20+ year veteran of law enforcement, and has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to support his fellow officers and his community.  His love of education found him as the head of the Gwinnett Sheriff’s Department Training Staff for several years, and he is also serving as the leader of the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department's Police Explorer Post that gives teens the opportunity to learn the skills and training necessary to establish a career in law enforcement.

As a devoted father, he is committed to making a positive impact on the issues that plague young drivers in our communities.  From Illegal Street Racing, to Distracted Driving, and to Defensive Driving Skills, he effectively takes his experience and knowledge and converts it into a format that can easily be absorbed by his target audience.

However, Frank is not "all talk."  As the man in charge of the loud pedal in the team’s Impala SS, he has shown he has the skills to get down the track quickly.   In June 2012, the Impala SS was entered into competition at Atlanta Dragway's Night of Fire.  Frank went round after round through the day, consistently denying each competitor their chance to proclaim they  had "Beat the Heat."  

He ultimately battled to the Semi-Final round that event, where he finally lined up against someone who was able to put together a better pass down the 1/4 mile.  

But, win or lose, Frank appreciates the opportunity to line up against other racers who have made the decision to "take it to the track, not to the street."