Gwinnett Technical College recently welcomed its new Chief of Police Mike Blouin. With more than 37 years of experience in law enforcement, including nine years as a college police chief, Blouin began his position in November.
“I started my law enforcement career with Gwinnett County Police Department in 1979,” said Blouin. “As a Gwinnett resident for 37 years, I have an understanding of the communities that I live and now work in. There is a comfort in serving the community that you know the most about.”
In addition to his experience with the Gwinnett County Police Department, Blouin served in various capacities with the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, including as director of public safety from 2004 to 2006. Most recently, his experience includes chief of police at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. During his previous experience, Blouin developed and implemented the DeKalb Technical College Police Agency, a model that is used by 10 other TCSG colleges and includes equipment selection, personnel management and annual budgeting. Additionally, he created and delivered college-wide training programs for students, faculty and staff for personal safety to promote a safe and secure campus environment.
Campus safety is provided by Gwinnett Technical College Police Officers during normal operating hours. Police officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services including all crime reports, investigations, and traffic control/accident reports; enforcement of laws; and all other incidents requiring police assistance or emergency medical care.
“During my career search I was able to talk with many public safety employees including fireman, EMS and police officers and heard from them the rewards from their jobs,” said Blouin. “Public Safety jobs are fast paced, challenging your abilities each day, and that drew me towards this profession. In 1979 I entered the Gwinnett Police Academy and became a sworn officer. From there I was offered opportunities to patrol, investigate and to teach other officers. The work is exciting and provides many personal rewards.”
Gwinnett Technical College offers more than 150 degree, diploma and certificate program options that can be completed in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
December 17, 2015