Pat Labat is the Chief of the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections, he served on the Mayor’s executive team as well as other executive policy-making bodies.
Pat Labat he graduated from the Fredrick Douglass High School and Clark Atlanta University, and he earned his Master’s in Public Administration from Columbus State University.
Pat Labat is currently serving as the 28th Sheriff of Fulton County, Georgia. With 30 years of success in the public safety sector and a decade as Chief of the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections, Sheriff Labat has a proven track record as a decisive leader and change agent.
He has reputation for motivating his workforce through active and engaged, hands-on leadership.
Labat maintained a nationally accredited detention facility, pioneered youth diversion programs, senior citizen meal service programs and the nationally acclaimed PAT3 reentry program. He was named Jail Administrator of the Year by the Georgia Jail Association in 2015 and 2019.
The main pillars of his vision for the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office revolve around crime reduction & public safety, improved jail conditions (which will result in better, more efficient use of tax dollars), repeat offenders and reentry as well as Use-of-force Police Review & Accountability.
Pat Labat served as the President of the Georgia Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) in 2011, President of the Georgia Jail Association (GJA) in 2016 and received the GJA Jail Administrator of the Year award in 2015 and 2019.