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Colonel Chris Wright serves as the Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety. As Commissioner, he oversees the operations of the Department of Public Safety, including the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division, the Capitol Police Division, Legal Services Office, Executive/Mansion Security, and the Chief Financial Officer/Comptroller’s Office.
Lt. Colonel William W. Hitchens, III is the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Public Safety. He serves as the Director of Field Operations and oversees the Georgia State Patrol, the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD), the Capitol Police Division, the Headquarters Adjutant, and the Special Operations Adjutant.
Lt. Colonel Stephanie L. Stallings is responsible for the Office of Public Safety Support. She oversees Public Safety Support, PEER Support, and the department chaplains.
Major Joshua Lamb serves as the Chief of Staff for the Commissioner's Office of the Department of Public Safety. He oversees the Office of Professional Standards, the Human Resources Division, the Public Information Office, and Legislative Affairs.
Major Lowe is responsible for the Northern half of the State of Georgia. He oversees the operations of Troops A, B, C, D and E, which consists of 30 Patrol Posts, North and Middle Nighthawks DUI Task Forces, GSP Motor Unit, the Crime Suppression Unit, and five Troop Communication Centers.
Major Robert Balkcom is the South Adjutant of the Georgia State Patrol responsible for the operations of Troops F, G, H, and I, J, K, South Nighthawks DUI Task Force, the Recruiting Unit, the Implied Consent Unit (ICU), the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU) Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT), the State of Georgia SWAT Team, and four Communication Centers.
Major Steve Harrison serves as the Headquarters Adjutant of the Department of Public Safety and oversees the Administrative Services Division, which includes Fleet Services, Technology Division, Facilities Management, Supply, Communications, and Headquarters Security.
Major Dean Allen serves as the Special Operations Adjutant of the Department of Public Safety. He oversees Training/Recruiting, Aviation, Planning & Research, Honor Guard, Governor's Task Force, Regional K-9 Task Force, and Agency Support Detachments.
Major Thornell “T.K.” King serves as the Capitol Police Adjutant of the Capitol Police Division in Atlanta, which includes Capitol Police Services, Capitol Square Security and Georgia State Patrol Post 50 Capitol Hill.
Major Wayne Mobley is the adjutant of the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). He also oversees School Bus Safety, Overweight Citations, Regulations Compliance, and the UCR & GIMC Registration Programs.