In an effort to meet the training needs of dedicated Marshals Offices across the great state of Georgia, four marshals made the decision to form the Georgia Marshals Training Network on September 10, 2010. Marshal Greg Countryman (Muscogee County), Marshal Antonio Johnson (Fulton County), Marshal Steve Mann (DeKalb County), and Marshal Steve Smith (Richmond County) met and formed the network.
Out of the network came the Georgia Marshals Training Network Conference. The first conference was held in Columbus and hosted by the Muscogee County Marshal’s Office under the leadership of Marshal Greg Countryman. The Muscogee County Marshal’s Office hosted the conferences in 2012 – 2016. The next conference will be held in Columbus, GA on April 18, 2017 – April 21, 2017 in partnership with the National Constables and Marshals Association. The conference hotel is the Columbus Marriott, 800 Front Avenue. The conference site is the Columbus Convention & Trade Center, 801 Front Avenue.