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March 2020

Parker takes on director’s role at CID Region II

Garth Parker.
Garth Parker

Garth Parker is named as the new director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division’s (CID) Region II, effective March 1. CID Region II includes 13 secure facilities in northeast Texas.

Garth began his 21-year agency career as a correctional officer at the Polunsky Unit in 1998. Since then, he has held every ranking security position within the agency and has served as senior warden on several facilities, most recently at the Robertson Unit. During his time with TDCJ Garth developed the unique and diversified skillset needed to meet the challenges of his new position as CID regional director.

CID Director Lorie Davis explained why Garth was selected for advancement: “Throughout his career Garth has displayed composure and determination while remaining focused on the mission. His correctional experience, along with his potent combination of strategy and character will be an asset to the Correctional Institutions Division and the agency as we embrace challenges and pursue new opportunities.”

Parker graduated Summa Cum Laude from Mountain State University with a Bachelor of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice, and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Southern New Hampshire University.