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 promotion of Scott Crickmar as Warden of Walker State Prison effective July 1, 2012. As Warden, Crickmar will be responsible for overseeing 136 staff members and 645 male offenders. The medium security facility is located in Rock Springs, Georgia
"Scott is a professional who has exhibited excellent leadership qualities throughout his career with the Department," said Commissioner Brian Owens. "His wealth of knowledge will serve him well in this position," added Owens.
Crickmar began his career with the Department in 2000, where he served as Counselor at Lee Arrendale State Prison. In 2003, he was promoted to Acting Chief Counselor. He was transferred to Phillips State Prison in 2007 and most recently served as Deputy Warden of Care & Treatment. Crickmar received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Elon College. He also received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from the University of North Carolina. He is a veteran of the United States Navy.
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.