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Staff Directory

Colonel Mark W. McDonough, Commissioner

Colonel Mark W. McDonough

Commissioner

After graduation as the Valedictorian of his high school class at Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Mark McDonough received an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and was...

Major Henry W. "Hank" Fielding, Headquarters Adjutant

Major Henry W. "Hank" Fielding

Headquarters Adjutant

Major Henry W. “Hank” Fielding, Jr., is the Headquarters Adjutant.  In this capacity, he supervises support operations related to communications, computer services, property management, facilities and construction, supply, and vehicle services....

Major Tommy Waldrop, GSP Commanding Officer

Major Tommy Waldrop

GSP Commanding Officer

Major Tommy Waldrop is the Commanding Officer of the Georgia State Patrol.  His promotion was effective August 1, 2014. As Commanding Officer, Major Waldrop is responsible for the field operations of the Georgia State Patrol, including the 52 GSP...

Major Johnny Jones, MCCD Commanding Officer

Major Johnny Jones

MCCD Commanding Officer

Major Johnny Jones is the commanding officer of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). As Commanding Officer, he oversees commercial vehicle safety and size and weight law enforcement operations statewide, which includes overseeing 10 MCCD...

Capt. Lewis Young

Director

Captain Lewis Young is the Director of the Capitol Police Division of the Department of Public Safety in Atlanta.  As Director of the Capitol Police Division, Captain Young is responsible for the Capitol Police Services Unit, the Capitol Square...

Lt. Colonel Russell Powell

Lt. Colonel Russell Powell

Deputy Commissioner

Lt. Colonel Powell serves as the Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. Prior to this appointment in 2011 he served as Commanding Officer of the Georgia State Patrol.  As Deputy Commissioner, he oversees the operations of...

Major Jason Johnson

Major Jason Johnson

Chief Financial Officer

Jason Johnson serves as the Chief Financial Officer in the Georgia Department of Public Safety and holds the rank of Major. His appointment was effective July 15, 2015. Major Johnson oversees the day-to-day operations of the DPS Budget Office,...

Captain Mark Perry

Captain Mark Perry

Director of Public Information

Mark Perry was appointed as the Director of Public Information for the Georgia Department of Public Safety by Colonel Mark McDonough on July 16, 2014. As the Director of Public Information, he oversees the department’s response to all media...