Muscogee County Marshal Greg Countryman
Married: wife with three children
Church: Kingdom Metropolitan Worship Center, Bishop Marshall Mc Gill
Educated in Columbus, Georgia: Cusseta Road Elementary School, Southern Junior High School, and Graduated in 1984 from Baker High School
What sustained me to not give up:
(1) Having a God fearing mother that instilled Christian values and letting me know that God has hands on me.
(2) Having a personal relationship with God as I had with my on parents. I always have talked to God as if He was standing next to me. (3) Not letting anyone define my future or me.
What makes me strive to give back: Recognizing that God loves a cheerful giver as well as not forgetting about my past and struggles. If I can overcome, then others can too, but they must have mentorship to inspire leadership.
Level of Education: A.S. degree from Georgia Military College, B.S. degree from Troy State University, M.P.A. degree from Columbus State University, Graduate of Georgia Regional Command College and an Adjunct Professor Georgia Military College.
Accomplishments: Formed a Junior Marshal Program for middle school students in the community. The program emphasizes citizenship, leadership, education, fun, and teamwork. We believe learning these key elements at an early age will help develop leaders of tomorrow. This program is supported by cooperate sponsorship as well as grants. Co-Founder of the “ Yes” Teen Summit for teens in the community. The “Yes” Teen Summit is to help our teens say yes to success, purpose, and destiny. The “Yes” will provide life skills and success to young men and women from across all spectrums of our community – to empower them personally, vocationally, and spiritually. Awarded with the Strathmore’s “Who’s Who” Award. Selected as the 2006 Men’s Progressive Club Man of the Year. Brought respect to an elected office that was once frown upon by many. Serve as the District 3 Representative for the Georgia Chief’s of Police Association. The Muscogee County Marshal’s Office was honored and ranked 2nd in the Nation by the International Association Chief’s of Police in 2008 and ranked 1st in the Nation in 2009.
Civic Organizations: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Men’s Progressive Club, American Cancer Society Leadership Council, Ga. Civil Process Association, American Legion Lodge 267 S.A.L member, member of the Exchange Club of Columbus, North Columbus Rotary Club, F.O.P., NOBLE, PBA, Ga. Association of Chief of Police
Name: Larry Parker, Jr.
Title: Captain, Field Services/Communications
Education: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and minor in Management from Rust College, Holly Springs, Mississippi, Masters of Science in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from Columbus State University, Graduate of Georgia Regional Command College, Class 40. Currently a candidate for the Georgia FBI-LEEDS (Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Duties:Directs and supervises all deputy marshal’s assigned to the Field Services Division. Interprets and explains applicable laws, city ordinances, civil process, regulations, policies and procedures to the public and employees. Participates in various community activities and makes verbal presentations to groups. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service.
Name: Curtis Lockette
Title: Captain, Administrative Services
Education:Masters of Science in Public Administration Columbus State University, Graduate Ga. Regional Command College and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama
Duties:Responsible for supervision of Administrative Services. Administrative Services includes Municipal/Magistrate Court, Training, Community Relations, Court and account for monies taken in through fines relating to Municipal Court. Ensures adherence by personnel to office rules regulations, policies and operational standards.
Name: Michael Farley
Title: Lieutenant, Field Services
Education: Kendrick High School Graduate, 1974, candidate for Georgia Regional Command College and the Georgia F.B.I. Leadership Training, Atlanta, Georgia
Lt. Farley started his law enforcement career in 1981 with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office. There he served in various capacities more than 31 years. His experience includes the following: Jail Division, Fugitives Division, Court Services and Field Services/Patrol Division. He obtained the rank of Sergeant in the patrol division in 2007 and was later promoted to the ranks of Lieutenant in the same division in 2009. After 31 years of service, not yet retired, he was recruited by the Muscogee County Marshal's Office to fill a needed void in the Field Services Division, which includes Civil Process, Patrol, Communications and Community Outreach programs. Lieutenant Michael Farley has been with the MCMO since April 2012.
- Responsible for supervising patrol sergeants, corporals, deputies and civilian personnel in the Field Services Division
- Assists the captain of field services with staff performance, investigates grievances and performs disciplinary action when necessary
- Supervises, motivates and trains assigned staff, ensuring effective teamwork, high standards of work quality and organizational performance, making sure staff is equipped mentally and physically with the proper tools to allow them success in their daily duties
- Coordinates with supervisors to assure proper staff coverage
- Provides guidance and resolution for problems or staff issues