NGTC Names New Campus Police Chief

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Clarkesville, GA – North Georgia Technical College (NGTC) named Mark Fitzpatrick chief of campus police effective Jan. 2, 2023. 

Fitzpatrick most recently served as special operations commander at Gwinnett County Police Department where he was responsible for the SWAT, aviation, K9, DUI, accident investigations, motors unit and Explosive Ordinance Disposal divisions. Since beginning work at Gwinnett County Police Department in 1996, Fitzpatrick has served in various divisions and roles including police officer, police corporal, police sergeant, police lieutenant and police major. 

Fitzpatrick began his law enforcement career at Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department in 1992 as deputy sheriff. He holds a master of arts degree in homeland security and defense from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from Georgia State University, and an associate degree in business administration from the University of North Georgia. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Cleveland.  

“We are excited to welcome Chief Fitzpatrick to North Georgia Technical College,” said Dr. Michele Shirley, NGTC executive vice president of administrative services. “His knowledge and experience will be an invaluable asset to our college, and we look forward to his leadership in this role as he works with students, faculty, staff and the community.”  

“We are proud to welcome Chief Fitzpatrick to the NGTC family,” said NGTC President John Wilkinson. “His background in law enforcement and years of service are a true testament to his knowledge and abilities and make him an ideal candidate for this position. I look forward to working with him to serve our students and our community.”  

For more information regarding North Georgia Technical College, visit or call 706-754-7700.  



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