Appointed by the Governor, the Commissioner serves as the chief executive of the Georgia Department of Corrections, responsible for the overall management, administration and operation of the agency through the Assistant Commissioner and other senior management staff.
The Assistant Commissioner serves as the Commissioner's appointed deputy, functioning as second in command of the department. The Assistant Commissioner assumes responsibility for the overall administration and operation of the agency in the Commissioner's absence or as directed by the Commissioner.
The Confidential Secretary is the secretary and personal assistant to the Commissioner, handling departmental matters of a confidential, sensitive and policy-making nature.
The Board Liaison provides administrative support and coordination for the 16 members of the Board of Corrections.
The Corrections Division is the largest division in the Georgia Department of Corrections. The Division Director is ultimately accountable for the operations of prisons, probation offices, boot camps, and correctional centers as well as the safety and well-being of the staff who work in these areas. Overall, the Director of Corrections has responsibility for over 180,000 offenders sentenced the Department of Corrections and approximately 13,000 staff who directly supervise or support the supervision of these offenders.
The Administration Division Director oversees the operations, activities and staff of the Administration Division which is responsible for providing business and technical support to the entire department.
The Operations, Planning, and Training Division Director manages the operations of Planning, Training, Risk Reduction Services, Engineering, Information Technology, Health Services, Fire Services, the Communications Center, and the departmental Safety Officer.