Derek L. MarchmanPresident, Marchman Consulting
Derek has over 20 years of varied criminal justice experience. His professional career includes involvement in many facets within the criminal justice field. Derek currently serves as a consultant to all components of the public safety arena regarding training issues, implementing programs and applying for grant funding.
After serving as an executive in a direct marketing firm, Derek initiated his criminal justice career in 1990 as a Probation Officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections, serving in the capacities of Probation Supervisor and Community Service Coordinator.
Derek received an appointment with the Governor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council in 1993. Initially with the Planning and Evaluation Program, he was promoted to Grants Manager of the Grants Administration Division and was given responsibility for the administration for the Federal Drug Control and System Improvement Formula Grant Program and the Federal Victims of Crime Act Grant Program. Derek also had responsibility in the development and dissemination of Georgia’s Victims Bill of Rights statute.
In 1995, Derek was appointed to the position of Program Director of the State Crime Victims Compensation Program. He was instrumental in having victims assistance implemented as part of Georgia's Basic Officer Mandate Training. Subsequently, Derek was appointed Program Director, Victim Assistance Training at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in March 2000. This appointment opened an avenue for Derek to utilize his developmental talents through developing, implementing and teaching courses for law enforcement officers on issues regarding victims’ assistance.
In 2000, Derek formed Marchman Consulting that serves as a consultant to local government entities to assist with grant and program development. Services include assisting government entities in the area of program implementation and grant development in an excess of 475 million dollars. His work has been recognized with such commendations as the Olympic Committee for his work during the 1996 bombing in Atlanta. Examples of his current initiatives include building and analyzing Accountability Courts in the areas of Family Violence, DUI, Drug, and Mental Health; serving as director of a Homicide Prevention Initiative that was one of 6 sites selected by the White House, and implementing a Responsible Alcohol Sales and Service Initiative.