Mr. Bolton was the Director and Warden of the Athens-Clarke County Department of Corrections for 20 years before his retirement.  He was with the Athens-Clarke County Government for 41 years including 21 years with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. He served on the Athens Regional Medical Center Hospital Authority, Georgia Public Safety Training Center at Athens Advisory Board, and the Athens Rotary Club where he is a distinguished Paul Harris Fellow. He a LIFE Member of the Georgia Association of Chief of Police, LIFE Member of the Georgia Prison Wardens Association, LIFE member of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and LIFE member of the Peace Officers Association of Georgia. He also has both an Executive and Management P.O.S.T. certification and he is also a Certified P.O.S.T. General and Firearms Instructor. Bolton earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Brenau University and a Master Degree from Clark Atlanta University. He and his wife have two children and two grandchildren. They reside in Athens.