Penfield College of Mercer University to Host Metropol in Atlanta


ATLANTA – Penfield College of Mercer University will host the monthly business luncheon for Metropol on Feb. 7 on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Profession Campus in Atlanta.  

Atlanta Metropol Inc. is incorporated for the purpose of bringing together representatives of professional law enforcement and private security for their mutual benefit. Members include individuals serving in leadership positions at local, state and federal law enforcement agencies within the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, as well as leaders in corporate security operations and other professional organizations within the area.

“We take pride in the fact that we work hand-in-hand with the leadership teams of so many law enforcement agencies in the greater Atlanta area,” said Dr. Stephen E. Ruegger, associate professor of criminal justice and public safety leadership, who has represented Mercer as a member of Metropol since 2013. “We are honored to once again host such an important event on our campus.”

Ryan C. Johnson, a criminal justice leadership major in Penfield College, was recently awarded the Atlanta Metropol Continuing Education Scholarship for the study of criminal justice or corporate security and will be recognized during the luncheon. 

Johnson, who resides in Atlanta's historic Kirkwood neighborhood, is employed with the Transportation Security Administration at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Penfield College of Mercer University offers an undergraduate degree program in criminal justice leadership in Atlanta, Macon, McDonough, Lithia Springs and online. The College also offers a fully online undergraduate degree program in homeland security and emergency management, as well as a fully online Master of Science in criminal justice and public safety leadership, which is designed for professionals in the field of criminal justice who are seeking career advancement.

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About Penfield College

Mercer University's Penfield College, established as the College of Continuing and Professional Studies in 2003, is committed to serving post-traditional learners. Undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs are offered to adult learners seeking professional advancement into leadership roles in and beyond their communities. Penfield's programs provide students with distinctive, multidisciplinary experiences that integrate theory and practice. In addition to providing general education and elective courses for various colleges and schools at Mercer, Penfield offers degree programs in areas including technology, public safety, public and human services, leadership and administration, healthcare and liberal arts. Programs are offered on Mercer's campuses in Atlanta and Macon, as well as Regional Academic Centers in Douglas County and Henry County, and online. To learn more, visit