Cagle Appoints Cronic to Georgia Board of Public Safety

July 13, 2007

(Atlanta, GA) – Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle announced today the appointment of Hall County Sheriff, Steve Cronic to the Georgia Board of Public Safety. Cagle chose Cronic because of his extensive background in law enforcement and years of service to the public.

“Sheriff Cronic is well-respected in my hometown of Gainesville, and I am certain his background, judgment and understanding of public safety will greatly assist the work the Public Safety Board will do in the coming months,” Cagle said.

Sheriff Cronic has spent the past 20 years serving the public in law enforcement. He has served as an Enforcement Officer for the State of Georgia Department of Transportation, Police Officer for the City of Gainesville, Investigator for the District Attorney’s Office, Corporate Security Manager and a Regional Fraud Supervisor for a very successful company. Cronic was elected Hall County Sheriff in 2000 and took the oath of office January 1, 2001.

Sheriff Cronic attended BrenauUniversity, graduating with a Bachelor Degree in Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Business Administration. He also graduated from the GeorgiaPoliceAcademy and the FBINationalAcademy.

The Georgia Department of Public Safety (DPS), founded in 1937, oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Capitol Police and the Motor Carrier Compliance Division (MCCD). GSP troopers investigate traffic crashes and enforce traffic and criminal laws on the state's roads. Capitol Police officers prevent and detect criminal acts, and enforce traffic regulations throughout Capitol Hill. MCCD officers conduct safety inspections of commercial motor vehicles and inspect highway shipments of hazardous materials.