Faculty and Staff, please join us in congratulating Toya Coleman and Jacob Wells on their promotions.
Toya Coleman is promoted to Lieutenant of Patrol- Macon, effective April 8th, 2019.
Lt. Coleman has assumed Lt. Croom’s position since his retirement from law enforcement. Lt. Coleman is a native of Baltimore, Maryland where she graduated Western High School. In 2004, she relocated to Georgia where she began her career in law enforcement. She is a former officer for the Macon Police Department and graduated from the Macon Police Academy. During her tenure at MPD, she worked in patrol serving multiple precincts of the city. After working patrol, Lt. Coleman transferred divisions to serve the community in a different capacity by working with the Youth and Intervention Division (Crime Prevention). While serving in the Youth and Intervention Division, she became a Certified D.A.R.E. Instructor and a Neighborhood Patrol Officer (NPO) with the Macon Police Department AmeriCorps Cadet Program. As a Neighborhood Patrol Officer she served the low income-high crime communities of Bibb County. Before leaving, Lt. Coleman was selected as the lead officer for the Crime Prevention Division where most of her time was dedicated to serving as an NPO. She was hired by then Macon State College (MSC) Police Department in March 2012.
When hired, she joined the MSC community in the capacity of a police officer until April of 2014. At that time she was promoted to the position of Police Sergeant for the patrol division on day watch. While serving as a Police Sergeant, she received numerous certifications including RAD Instructor, Field Training Officer and Crisis Intervention Officer. On October 1st, 2016 she received the rank of Lieutenant Detective serving as investigator and crime prevention officer for all precincts. In this capacity Lt. Coleman has become an ALERRT and CIT Instructor as well as attending advanced investigative and sexual assault training. To her credit there are no outstanding felonious cases at MGA PD. In addition, she has presented to thousands of parents and students through orientations, open-house sessions, career fairs, RAD Courses, and Residence Life training.
We are looking forward to having Lt. Coleman as a part of the uniform management team and feel she will be a great asset to the Macon office. Please join us in congratulating Lt. Coleman on her promotion and wish her well going forward in this new endeavor.
Jacob Wells is appointed to the position of Lieutenant Detective.
Lt. Wells began his career in law enforcement in 2003 as a Jailer with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office where he would go on to be a Jail Shift Supervisor and then Patrol Deputy. Lt. Wells was hired for the then Middle Georgia College Police Department in 2007 as a Police Officer. He was primarily assigned to Cochran and was promoted to Sergeant in 2009. He also maintained part-time status as a police officer with the City of Cochran.
After consolidation in 2013, Sgt. Wells transferred to the Warner Robins precinct of Middle Georgia State University Police Department (MGA PD), where he has been until present time. Lt. Wells serves in numerous capacities for MGA Police and has obtained certifications as a POST General Instructor, FBI ALERRT Instructor, RAD Instructor, POST Criminal Investigator, POST Sexual Assault Investigator, and has also served as a GCIC TAC for the Department. Lt. Wells has an Associate of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Middle Georgia State University and will complete his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in May 2020. In his new position he will assume investigative duties, pursue crime prevention initiatives, as well as implement recruitment efforts.
We look forward to this addition of the command staff and wish Lt. Wells the best in his new endeavor.