Atlanta - The Georgia Department of Community Supervision (DCS) appointed nine District Public Information Officers across the State of Georgia in a ceremony on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center.


The District Public Information Officer (DPIO) is a DCS initiative that deploys Community Supervision Officers throughout the state to inform the media and engage community members about local community supervision operations. 


Brian Tukes, DCS Director of External Affairs, says: “Having a dedicated, on the ground Public Information Officer will ensure that each district receives public information resources for community events and media involved situations.”  He further adds that, “DPIOs deeply understand the mission and values of our agency’s work, and how our work aligns with the needs and values of their communities.”


Those appointed to serve as DPIOs received in-depth, certified Peace Officer Standard Training (P.O.S.T.)  to develop the necessary skills to represent DCS as spokespersons. 



About The Georgia Department of Community Supervision:

The Department of Community Supervision is responsible for the community-based supervision of more than 200,000 adult felony offenders, and Class A and Class B designated juvenile offenders.

It is the mission of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision to protect and serve all Georgia citizens through effective and efficient offender supervision in our communities while providing opportunities for successful outcomes. DCS employs evidence-based practices to hold offenders accountable and reduce the state’s recidivism rate. For more information, visit 



Media Contacts: 

Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs

Georgia Department of Community Supervision

Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer
Georgia Department of Community Supervision