Chief Mullis is the acting director of police, with responsibility for the operations of the department. These duties include supervision of the patrol, training, communications and investigation units.
Chief Mullis began his law enforcement career at the University of Georgia Police Department in 1986. He joined the Georgia World Congress Center Authority Police in 1996 where he served until returning to campus law enforcement in 1999 with the Georgia State Police.
Chief Mullis holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from Georgia State University and a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Georgia.
Police Operation Major
Major Anthony Coleman joined the police department in 1992. He walked the beat as a patrolman and has served as a corporal, sergeant and lieutenant on the various patrol shifts and investigation division. Shortly after the Olympics in 1996, he started a 10-officer police bicycle patrol, which has now grown to more than 20 officers.
As operations major, he serves under the deputy police chief overseeing the patrol, investigation and communications divisions, the award-winning crime prevention team, the award-winning pedestrian safety team and the internal affairs division.
Major Coleman received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Saint Leo University and his master’s degree from Columbus State University. He has also attended several incident command classes and serves as incident commander on high-profile events and occurrences. Major Coleman serves as a team leader traveling throughout the state to assist other agencies with their State of Georgia certifications.
Police Services Captain
Richard Morris is the captain over the police services division and has more than 40 sworn and non-sworn personnel under his command, including crime prevention, supply, community services, security, physical security systems and key control.
Captain Morris has been active in law enforcement for more than 34 years. He started his law enforcement career with the Georgia State Police Department and has advanced through the ranks. He served as a corporal for more than 10 years and shift lieutenant for three years before being promoted to the rank of captain.