To support its core mission of training Georgia’s public safety personnel, the Georgia Public Safety Training Center operates several administrative offices including: the Director’s Office, Fiscal Services, Support Services, Technical Services, Human Resources and Public Information. Details for each office are below.
C.G. Wigginton, Executive Director
Sharla Shockley, Executive Assistant to the Director/Legislative Liaison
Tony Hightower, Deputy Director
Judy Couch, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director
The Fiscal Services Division handles all of the budget, procurement, and payment issues for the Training Center.
Cindy Franklin, Comptroller
Elouise Ivey, Division Secretary
Gay Johnson, Procurement
Melba Stark, Accounts Receivable
Erin Woodall, Accounts Payable
Miranda Purgason, Contract Specialist
Instructional Services Division
The Instructional Services Division mission is two-fold. From a training perspective, we develop and deliver online training courses, offer Georgia POST-approved instructor certification training, and perform research and curriculum development services for the staff of the Training Center. From a student services perspective, we also manage the registration function, student training records, and facilities and scheduling for all training and events.
Amanda Eastling, Facility and Scheduling Coordinator
The Human Resources Department is responsible for advertising position vacancies, recruiting and screening job applicants, facilitating interviews, personnel management, career counseling, new employee training and other staff-related administrative functions.
Melanie Edmiston, Personnel Services Officer
The Public Information Officer conducts all marketing, mass communication activities, and responds to media inquiries. The Social Media Coordinator publishes news stories, maintains website content, and manages the Training Center’s social media presence.
Judy Couch, Executive Assistant to the Deputy Director / Public Information / Open Records Custodian
Amy Knight, Social Media
The Support Services Division is composed of several operational units with multiple functions including facilities, food services, physical plant, housekeeping and security.
John Laurence, Division Director
Cathy Thompson, Division Secretary
Billy Hester, Maintenance Engineer
Vanna Ceasar, Food Services Manager
Delores Henderson, Housekeeping Manager
The Technical Services Division is composed of several operational units with multiple functions including computer operations, audio, visual and media resource activities, classroom support, and print shop operations. The division maintains all database applications including the registration and records systems and all data storage.
Adam Ham, Division Director
Tina Layfield, Division Secretary
Lloyd Strickland, Audio-Visual Services
Glenn Willoughby, Printing Services