David Stokes Promoted

FORSYTH, Ga. – Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) Commissioner Tyrone Oliver announced the promotion of David Stokes, Assistant Superintendent at Long Unit to Superintendent at Long Unit, effective February 16, 2024. Stokes will be responsible for overseeing staff and supervising 212 male offenders.

 "Stokes has demonstrated a remarkable work ethic during his tenure with the agency," said Commissioner Tyrone Oliver. "We are confident he will continue to uphold the GDC mission in his new position at Long Unit."

 Stokes began his career with the GDC in 2013 as a Correctional Officer at Coastal State Prison (SP). During his tenure at Coastal SP, he was promoted to Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Chief of Security. In 2019, he was promoted to Assistant Superintendent at Long Unit, where he currently serves.

 Stokes’ departmental training consists of Basic Correctional Officer Training, CERT Basic, TACT Basic, Supervision I, II, and III, Management I, II, and III, Sergeant’s Academy, Chief of Security Training and Assistant Superintendents Training.



About the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC)

The Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising approximately 47,000 state prisoners. It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information on the GDC, call 478-992-5247 or visit https://gdc.georgia.gov.


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