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 Commissioners serve as the Commissioner’s appointed deputies, functioning as second in command of the department. Within the department, there are three Assistant Commissioners:
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 Facilities Division Director is responsible for the supervision of 55,000 state inmates and the operations of the agency’s prisons, probation detention centers, transitional centers and boot camp. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the safety and well-being of the employees who serve Facilities Operations.
The Probation Division Director is responsible for the operation of 113 probation offices and the supervision of more than 160,000 felony probationers.
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. Additionally, the Director is responsible for the supervision of Engineering & Construction Services.
The Operations, Planning, and Training Division Director manages the operations of Planning, Training, Risk Reduction Services, Information Technology, Health Services, Fleet Services, Fire Services, the Operations Center, and the departmental Safety Officer.