MOULTRIE, Ga. — The Colquitt County School District announced the hiring of Sean Edgar as the new director of school safety Tuesday morning.
“Throughout my years in law enforcement, I have seen how serious security has become within the school system,” Edgar said in a press release.
“I aim to be that liaison between the Colquitt County School District and local, state and federal law enforcement,” he continued. “I believe it is necessary for the school district and law enforcement to work hand in hand to protect each school’s assets, which are the children. We want to be proactive in our planning and approach to school safety. »
The CCSD school board approved Edgar’s hiring during the executive session of the regular board meeting Monday night.
“We believe it is essential to have someone on our staff who is dedicated to the safety of our students and staff,” said school superintendent Ben Wiggins. “Our district has a great relationship with the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Moultrie Police Department, and Mr. Edgar will work with them in his new role. I want to thank Sheriff Rod Howell and Chief Sean Ladson for their help and partnership during the hiring process.
Edgar is responsible for all programs and functions affecting the safety, security, and emergency preparedness of the District’s campuses, facilities, students, staff, and visitors. He will work with local and state law enforcement agencies and first responders to create district operational and safety plans for day-to-day activities and special events. He will also coordinate emergency preparedness training and related activities to promote and test district emergency preparedness.
“Mr. Edgar comes to the position with over thirty years of law enforcement experience. He will soon be retiring from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, where he has served as a Special Agent since 1998. Prior to that, he worked for the Colquitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol,” explained Angela Hobby, director of communications for the SDCC.
Colquitt County Sheriff Rod Howell added, “I couldn’t be more excited about the hiring of Sean Edgar for this role. We’ve worked together in law enforcement for years, and I hold him in high regard for his professionalism and knowledge.”
Edgar graduated from Valdosta State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
He is married to Anna Edgar, a part-time teacher for SDCC after retiring from Funston Elementary. They have two adult children, Tyler (married to Kandice Edgar) and Mary Grace (married to Brian Marsh).