School district hires its first-ever director of safety and security

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School safety is now a billion dollar industry, or more specifically a 3 billion dollar industry, and that's just counting cameras, security systems, construction design and other materials.

Between the Columbine massacre and TikTok, as well as everything that happened in the 20-something years in  between, school safety has gone from a relative afterthought to a primary focus for school boards across the country.

With this in mind, the Baldwin County School District earlier this month hired its first-ever Directory of Safety and Security. Corey Goble is a familiar face, a former deputy and detective for 10 years at the Baldwin County School Office.

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Goble departed the BCSO in 2011 and took a job with the Bibb County School System, becoming its Chief Investigator and Safety and Security Manager. Now, a little more than 10 years later, he's coming back to Baldwin County to implement many of the things he learned in Macon.

The BCSD will continue to contract with the BCSO to provide deputies in the schools, while Goble will direct and coordinate with those deputies.

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According to a BCSD press release, "Goble grew up in Calhoun, GA and graduated from Calhoun High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Georgia College, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Emergency Services Management - Risk Management from Columbia Southern University...Goble and his wife, Lauren, live in Jones County with their three-year-old Basset Hound “Anabelle.” Lauren serves as the Director of Georgia Ag In The Classroom through the Georgia Farm Bureau and serves on several State and National agriculture policy committees."

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