Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Community Supervision, Mr. Micheal W. Nail, was recently installed as the President of the National Association of Probation Executives. In this role, Commissioner Nail will give leadership and vision to the community supervision profession. At a Virtual Awards Reception seated at the 45th APPA Training Institute, Nail thanked his predecessor, Mr. Leighton IIes, and embraced a future of innovation and teamwork for the incoming NAPE administration. “There’s a lot to be done in our world today, said Nail. “Fortunately for us, change is at the heart of what we do. Community supervision is a noble profession where you can make a difference and make things better.” 


Nail’s vision is for NAPE to continue to find innovation as a long-respected professional association and to share the successes of the profession with the nation. “One of the best things about NAPE is that it is a group of leaders and proven professionals in the field and we have an opportunity to be an even stronger voice.” 


The installation of Commissioner Nail as NAPE President is a meaningful recognition of the leadership he provides to the Department. Assistant Commissioner Scott Maurer surmises, “We could not be happier for Micheal. He is absolutely the right person to serve at this time. The team here at the Georgia Department of Community Supervision could not be more excited for his service.” 


Founded in 1981, the National Association of Probation Executives is a professional organization representing the chief executive officers of local, county and state probation agencies. According to their website, NAPE is dedicated to enhancing the professionalism and effectiveness in the field of probation by creating a national network for probation executives, bringing about positive change in the field, and making available a pool of experts in probation management, program development, training and research. 


Commissioner Nail will serve in this capacity for a biennial term. 


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