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Department of Public Safety Names First Female Captain

October 2017

Toni ShaverToni Shavers recently became the Department of Safety's first female captain. In her new role, she supervises approximately 30 police and security staff in carrying out police and security operations and conducting investigations.

“I am so honored to serve as Spelman’s first Black female captain,” said Captain Shavers. “Spelman is where my heart is, which is why I came back after retiring from the MARTA police department earlier this year,” she said.

Captain Shavers first joined Spelman’s Department of Public Safety in 1989 and rose to the position of being its first Black female lieutenant. She accepted a position with MARTA in 1997 but continued as a part-time training instructor at Spelman until 2007.

Captain Shavers credits her long-term police force career to an appreciation of the structure of law enforcement and the opportunity it gives her to make a difference.