Law enforcement program named for Chief Ector
An Atlanta college has renamed its law enforcement program after Hogansville Police Chief Moses Ector.
"He (Ector) has had a productive career in law enforcement with the GBI, Dekalb Police Department, a professor at AMSC for 20 years and now chief of police for Hogansville," said Sheila Tenney, director of media relations for AMSC.
"It is indeed an honor for us to name the program after Chief Ector."
Ector graduated from AMSC, then Atlanta Junior College, in 1979 with an associate degree in criminal justice.
He said he then made the commitment to himself to teach criminal justice after he obtained his master's degree.
He obtained his master's degree from Troy University and began teaching at the AMSC.
Over time, he
and McGaha concocted a plan to start a law enforcement leadership program.
"I thought it was a good idea that we should do all we could to educate law enforcement supervisors," said Ector
will be teaching homeland security in the next round of classes to begin this month.
"An education plays an important role in law enforcement and we're hoping this program will make law enforcement more professional," he