There’s a new top cop on campus at North Georgia Technical College. Colbert, Ga. native Mark Pulliam took over as Chief of Police on May 1st.
He succeeds Stan Lovell who was named to the post in 2015. Lovell now works at the Habersham County Sheriff’s Office.
Pulliam spent 21 years in local law enforcement. For the last 17 years, he was Traffic Unit Lieutenant with the Athens-Clarke Police Department.
Chief Pulliam is a product of technical education, according to a press release from NGTC. He received his associate’s degree from Athens Technical College and earned his master’s in Public Safety Administration at Columbus State.
“My plans for the campus police department are to make it as open and accessible as possible to all who may need our services,” says Pulliam. “This include students, employees, visitors and also building relationships with all possible stakeholders in the communities that we serve.”
Pulliam says the role of campus police at NGTC is to ensure a safe and secure learning environment for students, working environment for faculty and staff, and the same for visitors of the campus.
“I have enjoyed my first few weeks with the college and look forward to meeting the different challenges as I transition from a traditional municipality police force to a campus police environment,” he says.
Pulliam and his wife, Christy, have three children, six grandchildren and two more on the way.