New parole field operations chief named

ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has announced the appointment of David Morrison as director of the Field Operations Division effective April 1. Morrison will supervise operations dealing with nearly 24,000 parolees statewide, officials say.

According to board officials, Morrison began his career in 1999 as a parole officer I with the Marietta Parole Office and received regular advancements, including senior parole officer, field training officer and sex offender specialist.

As assistant director of field operations, Morrison supervised five regional directors and the director of the Interstate Compact.

“Over the last two years, David Morrison has been instrumental in moving this agency forward,” Michael Nail, executive director of the parole agency, said in a news release. “The Field Operations Division has undergone great change, including our move to the virtual office environment, and David has been at the forefront of ensuring these changes have occurred while furthering our mission of public safety.”

Morrison has a bachelor of criminology degree from the University of West Georgia and is scheduled to graduate from Columbus State University with a master of public administration through the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, board officials say.