Hinesville native Larry Morgan, the son of retired 1st Sgt. Leroy and Genora Morgan, recently was promoted to metro regional director of the State of Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. He will oversee parole districts in the metro Atlanta area.
Morgan graduated from Bradwell Institute in 1986. After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army in 1992, he graduated from Savannah State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
Morgan began his career with the board in June 1997, working as a parole officer in the Savannah Parole Office. He became a senior parole officer in December 1998.
His assignments with the board include serving as an EM specialist, sex-offender specialist, district arrest team coordinator, a member of the Savannah Impact Program and a member of the U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Georgia Fugitive Squad.
In 2000, Morgan was selected as the Southeast Region employee of the year. In 2002, he became a certified instructor in Peace Officer Standards and Training and also was certified as a firearms instructor and range officer.
During his tenure with the board, Morgan earned a master’s degree in public administration from Georgia Southern University in 2004.
In March 2007, he was promoted to chief at the Brunswick Parole Office. In October 2010, Morgan was transferred to Savannah as the chief parole officer.
“Throughout his term with the board, Morgan has distinguished himself with professionalism, integrity and dedication to public safety,” officials said.
“He will be a true asset to the board in his new role as metro regional director, which became effective