Connie Sampson was hired as Director/Chief of Police February 1996 and appointed Interim Assistant VP January 2008. Now serve as VP of Building Services. She brings to the Georgia State University Police Department over 33 years of Law Enforcement and Management Experience. Connie is responsible for the day to day operations of the Police Department, Facilities Management and the Office of Emergency Management. Under the direction of Connie Sampson, the police department holds both State and National Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. Connie Sampson has been recognized by local and national law enforcement organizations for exemplary performance of duty. Some of her local awards include: President of Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, Vice President of Fulton County Public Safety Training Advisory Council, 1996 NOBLE Officer of the Year and 1996 Recipient of the Georgia Women in Law Enforcement Achievement Award.