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Council Members

Voting Members

The POST Council consists of twenty-two (22) voting members and is supported by an advisory board. The voting members include:

A member other than the Attorney General:Mr. Don Banks
The President of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police or designee:Chief Mark Scott – Americus Police Department
The President of the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association or designee: Sheriff Ezell Brown – Newton County Sheriff’s Office
The President of the Georgia Municipal Association or designee:Mayor J. Clark Boddie (Designee) – City of Palmetto
The President of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia or designee:Commissioner Lamar Paris
The President of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia or designee:Scott Andrews
The Chairman of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles or designee: Director Chris Barnett (Designee) (Secretary)
The Commissioner of Corrections or designee: Director Adam Baswell (Designee)
The President of the Georgia Prison Wardens’ Association:Warden Walter Berry – Baldwin State Prison
The Commissioner of Public Safety or designee:Lt. Col. Billy Hitchens (Designee)
A chief of police: Chief Mark Amerman – Henry County Police Department
A county sheriff:Sheriff Mitch Ralston – Gordon County
Two municipal police officers other than a chief of police:Steve Hyman (Chairman) – Tifton Police Department
Capt. Bryan Hunter – Byron Police Department
A city manager or mayor: Mayor Mike Eason – Dawsonville, Georgia
A county commissioner: John Daniel – Haralson County, Georgia
Two members who are peace officers: Sheriff Ray Paulk, Jr. – Berrien County Sheriff’s Office
Sheriff Andy Hester – Turner County Sheriff’s Office
Director of Investigations for Georgia Bureau of Investigation or designee: Director Chris Hosey
Department of Juvenile Justice:Dep. Commissioner Scott Cagle (Designee)
Department of Natural Resources:Major Stephen Adams (Vice-Chairman)
Georgia Department of Community Supervision:Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer (Designee)

Advisory Members

The advisory members are appointed by Council to serve in an advisory capacity and represent a cross section of the criminal justice system.

State Officers:Director Christopher Wigginton – Georgia Public Safety Training Center
Deputy Director Chris Hosey – Georgia Bureau of Investigation
Association Directors:Mr. Butch Ayers – Executive Director, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
Mr. Terry Norris – Executive Director, Georgia Sheriffs’ Association
Investigator Mark Adair – President, Georgia Internal Affairs Investigator’s Association
Campus Law Enforcement:Chief N.T. Marinelli – Georgia Perimeter College Police Department
Communications:Lt. Barry Woodward, Sr. – Decatur Police Department
Technical College System:Chief Jennifer Ziifle
Police Chief: Chief Bruce Hedley – Lilburn Police Department
Chief Janet Moon – Peachtree City Police Department
University System of Georgia: Chief Mike Coverson
Stan Crowder – Kennesaw State University
Georgia Military College:Lt. General William Caldwell, IV
Law Enforcement Officer:Sheriff Dan Kilgore – Upson County Sheriffs Office
Major Fred Watson – Atlanta Police Department
Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA):Director Greg Whitaker
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center:Director Thomas Walters
Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA:John “Buck” Smith
Former Council Member:Tom McMichael