Chief Operations Officer

Ulric J. Bellaire Jr.

Mr. U. J. Bellaire Jr. is a 22-year police veteran with 11 years of experience in supervisory/management positions.  He began his career in law enforcement with the Macon Police Department in Macon, Georgia as a patrolman and a Neighborhood Police Officer with the AmeriCorps Cadet Program.  After two years, Mr. Bellaire accepted a position with the Bibb County Campus Police Department where he received extensive formal training in physical security, school policing, youth intervention and emergency management.  He is a certified Field Training Officer who trained officers on using proactive approaches when policing school settings and was the Field Training Supervisor that oversaw the department's Field Training Program.  He holds certifications in Law Enforcement Supervision and Management, Train-the-Trainer for Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning in Schools and Train-the-Trainer for Prevention of and Response to Suicide Bombing Incidents.  He has trained school administrators, teachers and staff on emergency preparedness and crisis planning.  Mr. Bellaire has a combined 17 years of experience conducting site safety assessments for the Bibb County Board of Education and Safe Havens International as a Safety Analyst.  He has conducted over 250 site assessments in fourteen school districts across the country consisting of public, private and boarding schools.  He’s also a contributing author of “Extreme Violence” published in 2021. Mr. Bellaire's dedication to serving and protecting is not limited to school policing.  He also served in the United States Army Reserves and received an honorable discharge after fulfilling his commitment.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems from Mercer University and a Master of Business Administration from Wesleyan College.