The Georgia State Patrol recently made history when Stephanie Stallings was appointed as its first female Lieutenant Colonel, becoming the highest-ranking woman on the GSP.
Lieutenant Colonel Stallings joined the GSP in 1997 as a radio operator, later graduating from the 79th Trooper School in 2002. From 2003 to 2007, she also served on the protection detail for Gov. Sonny and First Lady Mary Perdue.
In her new role, she serves as the Director of Support/Administrative Operations overseeing numerous divisions and task forces, and now holds the honor of being the first woman to achieve a rank higher than a captain.