Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth - Commissioner Brian Owens announced the appointment of Willie Singleton as Superintendent of Paulding Detention Center effective July 1, 2012. The Center is located in Dallas, Georgia. As Superintendent, Singleton will be responsible for overseeing 68 staff members and 252 detainees.
"The Department is honored to entrust Willie with this leadership role," said Commissioner Owens. "I am confident that his wealth of knowledge will be an asset to the Center," added Owens.
Singleton began his career with the Department in 1987 as Recreational Supervisor at Coastal State Prison. He served as Activity Therapist, Recreation Director and Counselor at Coastal. In 2005, Singleton was transferred to Paulding Probation Detention Center where he served as Assistant Superintendent. He has most recently served as acting Superintendent of Paulding PDC since January 1, 2012. Singleton has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and has completed Basic Correctional Officer Training, Basic Management Training, and Pre-Command Training. He is also POST certified.
The Department of Corrections is the fourth largest prison system in the United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state prisoners and over 150,000 probationers. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.