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New Deputy Warden of Security at Dodge State Prison

Timothy C. Ward
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March 16, 2022
New Deputy Warden of Security at Dodge State Prison
Kendric Jackson Promoted


FORSYTH, Ga. – The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Timothy C. Ward announced the promotion of Kendric Jackson to Deputy Warden of Security at Dodge State Prison (SP) effective March 16, 2022. As deputy warden of security, Jackson will be responsible for overseeing security staff members and over 1,229 medium-security male offenders.

“Jackson has demonstrated great leadership qualities in each position he has held,” said Commissioner Timothy C. Ward. “His correctional experience and knowledge will prove beneficial to carrying out our ongoing, non-negotiable mission of public safety.”

Jackson began his career with the GDC in 2015 as a Correctional Officer at Smith SP.  In 2017, he was promoted to Sergeant and Field Training Officer Coordinator, and in 2018 he was promoted to Lieutenant.  In 2019, he was promoted to Chief of Security at Smith Transitional Center, and in 2020 he was promoted to Unit Manager at Smith SP, where he currently serves.  

Jackson obtained a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Homeland Security at Colorado Technical University. His departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, Effective Communication, POST Instructor Training, Sergeants Academy, Lieutenant’s Academy, Peer Support Training, Supervision I, II, and III, and Chief of Security Academy.



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