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Staff Directory

Colonel Mark W. McDonough


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 Eddie Grier

Commanding Officer, Georgia State Patrol

Major Eddie Grier is the Commanding Officer of the Georgia State Patrol.  As Commanding Officer,  Major Grier is responsible for the field operations of the Georgia State Patrol, including the 49 GSP posts across the state, as well as the Criminal...

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

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


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...