(ATLANTA)—Tommy Waldrop from Franklin County has been promoted to the rank of Major in the Georgia State Patrol effective August 1. In his new capacity, Major Waldrop is responsible for the field operations of the Georgia State Patrol, including the 51 GSP posts across the state, as well as the Criminal Interdiction Unit (CIU), Implied Consent Unit, SWAT, GSP Dive Team and the Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team (SCRT).
Major Waldrop joined the Department of Public Safety in May of 1992 and graduated from the 66th Georgia State Patrol Trooper School in November 1992. He was initially assigned to GSP Athens and has also served at GSP Toccoa and GSP Gainesville as a supervisor. He was promoted to Lieutenant and Assistant Troop Commander for Troop B in 2011. He was promoted to Captain and Troop B Commander in 2012.
During his career, Major Waldrop has participated in numerous special security details including the 1996 Olympics, Atlanta Motor Speedway events, Atlanta Dragway events, the University of Georgia Football Detail and Tour de Georgia.
Major Waldrop attended the University of Georgia and began his law enforcement career with the University of Georgia Police Department. He also previously worked for the Clarke County Police Department.
Major Waldrop was born and raised in Winston and graduated from the Kings Way Christian School in Douglasville. He is the son of retired GSP SFC Tommy Waldrop Sr. and Elaine Waldrop. He and his wife Mary have been married for 21 years and they have two children. They reside in Franklin County and attend Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Hollywood.