Atlanta, Georgia—February 12, 2021— The Department of Community Supervision (DCS)  has named Patrick Holsey Director of Field Operations. As the director, Holsey will be responsible for leading over 1,800 field personnel in the efficient and effective supervision of approximately 200,000 persons under supervision within Georgia’s 49 judicial districts. 

 

Holsey began his career in community corrections with the State Board of Pardons and Paroles in 2001 as a Parole Officer in Jonesboro.  During his career, he has served as an Assistant Chief Parole Officer, Field Operations Officer, Chief Parole Officer, Master Chief Parole Officer, Program Manager, and Deputy Director of Field Operations. Patrick has served as Deputy Director of Field Operations for the Department of Community Supervision since its inception in 2015.

 

Holsey holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Master's degree in Public Safety Administration from Columbus State University.

 

Among his professional accomplishments, Hosley  is a P.O.S.T. certified General and Firearms Training Instructor, a Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) trainer, and a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)trainer.  He is also a member of the Georgia Professional Association of Community Supervision and the American Probation and Parole Association. 

 

DCS Chief Operations Officer, Bert Flewellensaid,  “Patrick’s background is balanced with field experience in community corrections and leadership. His knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to our agency as we move forward and build upon the unprecedented results we have achieved since inception” he further adds. 

 

Holsey’s promotion becomes effective February 16, 2021 

 

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 dcs.georgia.gov.

 

Media Contacts:

 

Brian Tukes, Director of External Affairs

Georgia Department of Community Supervision

external.affairs@dcs.ga.gov 

470-217-6539

 

Jamelle Washington, Public Information Officer 

Georgia Department of Community Supervision

external.affairs@dcs.ga.gov

404-561-4590