New Assistant Regional Director for the North Region
Stan Shepard promoted
FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Homer Bryson announced the promotion of Stan Shepard to Assistant Regional Director for the North Region, effective July 1, 2016. Shepard will assist with the oversight and management of 16 facilities throughout the North Georgia Region.
“Stan has over 20 years of experience in both facility operations and community supervision,” said Commissioner Bryson. “His wide range of knowledge will greatly benefit him in his new role as Assistant Regional Director.”
Shepard began his career with the Department in 1994 as a contract Counselor at Washington State Prison. In 1997, he became a GDC employee when he assumed the role as Counselor at Coastal State Prison. Then later that year, he returned to Washington State Prison as Senior Counselor. In 1998, Shepard transferred to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) as Unit Manager at Wrightsville Youth Detention Center (YDC). In 2000, he briefly returned to GDC to serve as a Probation Officer with the Dublin Probation Office, but returned that year to DJJ to serve as Assistant Director of Wrightsville YDC. Shepard returned to GDC in 2001, to assume the role of Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment at Johnson State Prison. Seven years later, he was promoted to Program Development Consultant with Probation Operations, and in 2010 he was promoted to Manager of the Sex Offender Unit. In 2011, he was promoted to Warden at Montgomery State Prison and in 2013, transferred to Augusta State Medical Prison to serve in the same capacity.
Shepard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Armstrong Atlantic State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University. He has completed the following departmental training: Basic Probation Officer Training (BPOT), Basic Management Training (BMT), Peace Officer’s Standards and Training Instructor Program (POST IT), Warden’s Pre-Command, Corrections Leadership Institute (CLI), and the Warden’s Peer Interaction Program.
The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 52,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 10,500 employees.
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