Tyrone Oliver was appointed Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections in 2022 by Governor Brian Kemp. He previously served as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.

Commissioner Oliver began his law enforcement career in 1999 as a Detention Officer with the Newton County Sheriff's Office. After becoming a Deputy Sheriff, he was promoted to Sergeant and then to Lieutenant. He held various positions with the Newton County Sheriff's Department, including Uniform Patrol, Community Outreach, East Metro Drug Enforcement, Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations, Crime Suppression, and Public Information Officer. His background allowed him the versatility to effectively serve the community in various disciplines.

In 2013, Commissioner Oliver was one of the first to be hired for the Brookhaven Police Department when the new city was formed. He later served as the Assistant Commander of Internal Affairs and Criminal Investigations. On January 8, 2016, Commissioner Oliver was officially named Chief of Police for the City of Social Circle after a long, competitive process. In November 2018, he was designated by the City of Social Circle as Deputy City Manager.

In November 2022, Commissioner Oliver was elected Vice President of the American Correctional Association, the nation's oldest accrediting body for the corrections industry. Additionally, in 2022, Commissioner Oliver was elected to sit on the Board of Directors of the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators as Vice President.

Additionally, Oliver was appointed by Governor Kemp to serve on the Board of Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit Fund and the State Workforce Development Board. He also sits on the executive committees for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and the Department of Community Supervision.

Commissioner Oliver is a graduate of Columbus State University's Law Enforcement Professional Management Program. Additionally, he completed Leadership Newton County and Walton County, the Federal Bureau of Investigations Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, the Leadership Trilogy Program, and the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange to Israel.