Keith Howard hired as new chief deputy at MCSO – Morgan County …

There is a new chief deputy in town.

Morgan County Sheriff Robert Markley announced Monday that he had hired Bostwick’s Keith Howard to be the new chief deputy at the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.

Howard ostensibly is filling a slot left vacant by former Capt. Chris Bish, who recently accepted a state position with the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Howard, who also serves as a member of the Morgan County Board of Education, comes to the department with a vast knowledge in both law enforcement and administration. For the past 16 months Howard has served as an inspector with the Georgia Board of Regents to bring uniformity to college police forces.

“My task as an inspector was to implement their recommendations,” he says.

Prior to that, he served from 2005 to 2015 as the assistant director of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center. In that capacity, he said, he

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