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LAW

ENFORCEMENT

WHAT

Gangs

WHERE

Georgia House of Representatives

WHEN

1992

WHAT

Federal Funding Identification

WHERE

Department of Public Safety

WHEN

1995

Georgia Criminal Street Gang Law

In 1992, as a member of the Georgia Legislature, Debra supported and voted to enacted a law that prohibited street gang activity, O.C.G.A. § 16-15-4. The purpose of this law was to deter membership in gangs and gang related organizations within the state of Georgia. It is now unlawful to associate with organizations that commit criminal acts or receive property through the commission of a criminal act.

Debra trusted by Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Trusted and hired by Sid Miles, then the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, Debra provided consulting services for "Federal Funding Identification" initiatives to help bring any and all available federal funds to Georgia to assist in law enforcement needs and initiatives. 

Debra served on the Georgia House State Institutions and Property Committee

This committee was responsible for state owned properties, including prisons.  She visited various prisons making sure their input was received. She worked to make certain their funding was approved.