Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Mr. Lassiter is pursuing a Master of Public Administration at the University of Georgia, in order to expand his knowledge base in the areas of Public Management, Organizational Administration, and Governmental Affairs. He feels that by obtaining the knowledge necessary to effect positive leadership within his own department will not only make his organization better, but will improve the quality of services that his police department offers to the students, faculty, and staff of Georgia State University.

In addition to what the University of Georgia offers its graduate students, Mr. Lassiter believes that his extensive training, education, and broad range of experiences in many different arenas will provide his fellow graduate students with an interdisciplinary approach to a complex, perpetually shifting operational environment between Emergency Management, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Analysis skill sets from a collegiate policing perspective. Mr. Lassiter also holds a black belt in Taekwondo, and is pursuing a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A wise man once said that ‘we don’t rise to our level of expectations, but we fall to our level of training.’ Mr. Lassiter is a firm believer in this esoteric ideology of knowledge, skills, and capabilities.


Graduate Diploma – European Academy of Diplomacy – 2022 – International Security
Bachelor of Science – Gordon State College – 2019 – Human Services
Associate of Science – Gordon State College – 2019 – Criminal Justice
Associate of Applied Science – Jefferson State Community College – 2003 – Automated Manufacturing


Georgia State University – Atlanta, GA
European Union Studies Post-Baccalaureate Program – 2019-2020

Clayton State University – Morrow, GA
Medical Assistant Program – 2017

Texas A&M University System – College Station, TX
Unified Incident Command / Emergency Services – 2014-2020

Emergency Management Institute – Emmitsburg, MD
Advanced Professional Series Diploma, Jul 2015

Reinhardt University – Waleska, GA
Criminal Justice – Police Academy, May 2013

University of St. Andrews – St Andrews, UK
Terrorism Studies Major – 2011-2012

Jacksonville State University – Jacksonville, AL
Manufacturing Engineering Major – 2005-2011

Jefferson State Community College – Birmingham, AL
Automated Manufacturing Major – 2000-2003


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Specialization: Generalist

Career Goals:
Seeking employment as chief of police, emergency management director, or emergency services advisor overseas within or outside the European Union. Also seeking opportunities in a part-time adjunct role within the topics of Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Services in a vocational or technical training environment.

Relevant Work Experience:
Honorably served in the Alabama State Guard for eight years in Military Intelligence and Civil Affairs (2004-2013); was deployed to five different multi-jurisdictional, multi-agency, large scale disasters (Hurricanes Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, and Isaac).

Currently working as a Police Officer for the University System of Georgia at Georgia State University. Previously employed as a civilian law enforcement officer for the Department of Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency from 2006 to 2012, and was a Police Officer at Clayton State University from 2014 to 2017. Before transitioning into law enforcement and emergency services, I was a mechanical designer for BE&K Engineering (later acquired by KBR) from 2004-2006, and completed a STEM degree through the Alabama Community College System in 2003.

Of Note


  • Distinguished Service Ribbon – Alabama State Guard
  • Municipal Resolution of Service – City of Birmingham, AL
  • Letter of Commendation – US Army ROTC / LDAC – Ft. Lewis, WA
  • Letter of Commendation – Emergency Management Institute
  • Letter of Commendation – Georgia Emergency Management Agency
  • Top Gun Award – Reinhardt University Police Academy


Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Certifications:

  • Emergency Services Training Instructor – Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Certified Emergency Manager – Alabama Emergency Management Council
  • Technician Class Operations License – Federal Communications Commission
  • HAZMAT Technician – Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • HAZMAT Operations – National Fire Protection Association
  • HAZMAT Instructor – Texas A&M University
  • Crisis Intervention Team – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • Advanced Peace Officer – Georgia POST Council
  • Field Training Officer – Georgia POST Council
  • Registered Medical Assistant – American Medical Technologists
  • Tactical (SWAT) Commander – Alabama POST Commission
  • Informant Program Management – Alabama Crime Prevention Training Institute
  • Tactical (SWAT) Operator – Alabama POST Commission
  • Power Engineer 2nd Class – Georgia Association of Power Engineers, Inc.
Research Interests

counterterrorism, counterintelligence, international affairs, foreign policy, power engineering, electricity generation, disaster management, emergency services, disaster medicine, small unit tactics, unconventional warfare, industrial security, hazardous materials, occupational safety and health, emergency communications, industrial security, dignitary protection, incident command, operational planning cycle, OODA loop psychology.