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Staff Directory

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...

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 he served as Commanding Officer of the Georgia State Patrol.  As Deputy Commissioner, he oversees the operations of the...

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 Gene Davis

MCCD Commanding Officer

Major Gene Davis is the commander of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division for the Georgia Department of Public Safety.  In his capacity, he oversees the daily operations of commercial motor vehicle inspectors as they perform commercial vehicle...

Capt. Grady Sanford

Director

Captain Grady Sanford is the Director of the Capitol Police Division of the Department of Public Safety. As Director of the Capitol Police Division, Caption Sanford is responsible for the Capitol Police Services Unit, the Capitol Square Security...

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 51 GSP...