Deryl “Mack” Seckinger has been appointed Chief of Police for East Georgia State College. Seckinger has served as Interim Chief of police since January. Before that time, he was an officer at the college.
Seckinger has been involved in law enforcement for over 25 years. He was named the Chief of Police at Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga., has served as a patrol commander at Valdosta State University, and, most recently, before coming to East Georgia State College, he was the chief of police for the Metter Police Department.
While actively working in law enforcement, Seckinger has taught classes in criminal justice and political science at Savannah Technical College and Armstrong State University.
He has earned his Doctor of Public Administration from Valdosta State University along with a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Armstrong State University and a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University. Seckinger has also received numerous professional certificates from the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council including Executive Development Certification, General Instructor Certification and his Management Certificate.
Seckinger is also a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators and the FBI National Academy Associates.
“East Georgia State College is extremely fortunate to have Chief Seckinger lead our police department,” said EGSC President Dr. Bob Boehmer. “He has a unique and outstanding educational background combined with an extensive record of law enforcement experience. It is indeed unusual to have a chief of police with a doctoral degree, two master’s degrees and over 25 years of law enforcement experience.”
Seckinger is now responsible for the management, organization and direction of the operations of the police department at East Georgia State College. The department provides service-oriented functions to a culturally diverse campus community consisting of approximately 3,100 students, faculty and staff. EGSC also has a resident population of over 400 students.