Terrell appointed to statewide probation council


Coweta County’s long-time Chief State Court Probation Officer Michael J. Terrell has received an appointment to a council that oversees the work of public and private probation efforts across Georgia.

Michael J. Terrell was recently sworn in as the public probation officer on the County and Municipal Probation Advisory Council (CMPAC) by Governor Nathan Deal, said Coweta County Public Affairs Director Patricia Palmer. The council regulates misdemeanor probation across the state including government providers and private probation corporations, Palmer said.

“This council’s goal is to ensure the provision of quality, ethical and professional misdemeanor probation service to the courts and citizens of Georgia through evaluation, education, and regulation,” Palmer said.

Palmer said Terrell currently serves as Chief State Court Probation Officer for Coweta County and has been employed by the county for 14 years.

Terrell received a degree in criminal justice from the University of West Georgia and is a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Probation and Parole Association and the Georgia Probation Association.

Terrell is also a member of Newnan First United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children and reside in Newnan.