ATLANTA (March 21, 2013) –Senator Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) co-sponsored Senate Resolution 425 which recognizes Dr. Archie Rainey, a recipient of the Meritorious Service Award from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia.
“Dr. Rainey is a true example of a man committed to serving his community,” said Sen. Harbison. “His time at Columbus State University has produced numerous law enforcement officials with invaluable skills that make Georgia a safer place. Dr. Rainey is a pillar of our community and I cannot think of an individual more deserving of this distinguished award.”
Dr. Rainey was given this award due to his involvement in creating a pool of contemporary law enforcement executives ready to meet the challenges of protecting Georgia’s citizens.
A veteran of the United States Army, Dr. Rainey is the Director of Georgia’s Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. He was instrumental in the creation of the curriculum that provides graduate level studies for peace officers in training. With over 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Rainey has educated individuals that went on to serve in the Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Georgia Department of Corrections.