Tyrone Oliver was named Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections
January 1, 2023 by Governor Brian P. Kemp. He is responsible for managing a $1.3
billion budget, leading approximately 9,000 employees, and the supervision of nearly
50,000 state offenders.

Commissioner Oliver began his law enforcement career in 1999 as a Detention Officer
with the Newton County Sheriff's Office. After becoming a Deputy Sheriff, Commissioner
Oliver was promoted to Sergeant and subsequently promoted to Lieutenant. He held
various positions with the Newton County Sheriff's Department to include Uniform
Patrol, Community Outreach, East Metro Drug Enforcement, Criminal Investigations,
Special Investigations, Crime Suppression, and Public Information Officer.

In 2013, Commissioner Oliver was one of the first to be hired for the Brookhaven Police
Department when the new city was formed. He was hired as a Sergeant and later
promoted to Lieutenant. He later served as the Assistant Commander of Internal Affairs
and Criminal Investigations. On January 8, 2016, he was officially named Chief of Police
for the City of Social Circle. In November 2018, he was designated by the City of Social
Circle as Deputy City Manager.

In July 2019, Oliver was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of
Juvenile Justice where he was responsible for the daily operation of the multi-faceted
agency of more than 3,400 positions which held justice-involved youth accountable for
their actions through probation supervision and secure detention.

In November 2022, Commissioner Oliver was elected Vice-President of the American
Correctional Association (ACA), the nation's oldest accrediting body for the corrections
industry. Additionally, in 2022, Commissioner Oliver was elected to serve on the Board
of Directors of the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA) as Vice President.

Oliver was appointed by Governor Kemp to serve on the Board of Peace Officers
Annuity and Benefit Fund and the State Workforce Development Board.  He also serves
on the executive committees for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) and
the Department of Community Supervision. In August 2021, Oliver was the recipient
of the CJJA President's Award and most recently became the recipient of the 2022
Pinnacle Leadership Award by the Board of Directors of the Fortitude Educational and
Cultural Development Center, Incorporated.

Commissioner Oliver is a graduate of Columbus State University's Law Enforcement
Professional Management Program. Additionally, he completed Leadership Newton

County and Walton County, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement
Executive Development Program, the Leadership Trilogy Program, and the Georgia
International Law Enforcement Exchange to Israel.