Chris Wigginton

Executive Office

Director

Biography

Wigginton is an 18-year veteran trooper for the Georgia State Patrol who possesses more than 20 years of law enforcement and security operations experience. In 2000, Wigginton became a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.) certified instructor and later received additional training as a certified firearms instructor, defensive tactics instructor, driving instructor, and senior instructor. Wigginton served as a firearms, close quarters battle and driving instructor at Moorefield Training Center. He previously served as a lead instructor for RKI Group, lead instructor for the police assistance program for Crucible, and team leader in the United States Marshall Service.  In 2011, Wigginton assumed the role as a member of the executive protection detail for Governor and First Lady Deal. In 2015, Wigginton attended the 60-hour Chief Executive Training Class for newly appointed Chiefs of Police and heads of law enforcement agencies.  Wigginton is also a member of the 24th GILEE Delegation to Israel (Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange). He graduated with his associate’s degree from Southern Union State Jr. College, and his bachelor’s degree from Thomas University.  Wigginton and his wife, Brandi, have three adult children and reside in Carrollton.

In December 2014, Governor Deal recommended Wigginton to the Board of Public Safety for the Director’s position at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. The Board approved the Governor’s recommendation on December 11, 2014.