Prior to the Department of Revenue, Ms. Watson served as the Chief Investigator of the Investigations Division for the Georgia Secretary of State. The Chief Investigator manages the division consisting of civilian Inspectors and POST certified Investigators.

The team is responsible for Inspections and Investigations relating to Elections, Securities, Charities, Corporations, and various Professional License holders. Ms. Watson became a POST certified law enforcement officer in 1986 while serving as a Police Officer with the City of Roswell Police Department where she progressed through the ranks. Retiring from the City of Roswell in 2012 as a Lieutenant with over 29 years of service.

Ms. Watson received her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Kennesaw State University. And completed the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Management Development Program at the University of Georgia Carl Vinson Institute. Ms. Watson is a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police.