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Major Cothan M. Pack, Sr.

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Major Cothan M. Pack, Sr. has 36 years of law enforcement experience and recently retired from the Atlanta Police Department as Director of the Atlanta Police Leadership Institute.  Major Pack was responsible for the supervision and coordination of the leadership program in conjunction with the faculty at the Georgia State University Department of Criminal Justice.       

 Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, Cothan and his wife Felicia have been married for 25 years and they’re the proud parents of two children, Cothan Jr., and Courtney Pack.  

Cothan has worked over the years in various divisions in the Atlanta Police Department as an Officer, Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant in the areas of Field Operation, Criminal Investigations, Strategies and Special Projects  Support Services, and as a close advisor to the 24th Police Chief of the City of Atlanta, George Turner. Cothan also worked as the Security Police Coordinator for the State Farm Arena which is home to the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Organization.

Additionally, Cothan formerly led the Zone One Police Precinct, one of Atlanta’s busiest Zones as Watch Commander for all three watches, and was instrumental in planning, coordinating, and implementing crime reduction strategies to reduce crime and work with the citizens in the community.

Cothan is a Georgia Post Certified Law Enforcement Officer with over 2500 hours of law enforcement training.

Cothan has a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Criminal Justice from Lewis University, Romeoville Illinois, and has attended various management and leadership trainings that includes but not limited to the FBI LEEDA, Institute of Police Technology and Management, Florida State University Executive training for Law Enforcement Executives. Cothan is also a member of Toastmaster International, FBI-LEEDA, and serves as board advisor for the Columbia Southern University department of Criminal Justice.