Jasper moved into his current position as Director, Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPaR) in January 2013 with Georgia Regents University and Georgia Regents Health System. He oversees a newly formed department of six dedicated to emergency preparedness across the enterprise.
Jasper Cooke is the former Director of Public Safety at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. He has a Master of Public Administration from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, a two-year executive leadership program. He has been involved with campus law enforcement for over 30 years in the Great State of Georgia.
He was responsible for Police and Parking services at Augusta State University. ASU has about 7500 students, 800 faculty and staff and is located in the historic district of Augusta. He has been active in the Georgia Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, serving as president in 1993-1994 and from 1998 until 2004; he served the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police as a District Vice President. He has been active in both professional state associations, as well as with IACLEA for most of his law enforcement career. Jasper is currently the Treasurer for IACLEA.
Jasper is the past president of the ASU Athletic Jaguar Club and the past president of Prevent Child Abuse-Augusta, a non-profit organization that serves the community by providing child abuse prevention information. He also sits on the executive board of the Augusta Judicial Domestic Violence Task Force, which was established in the fall of 2000 to address the drastic number of Domestic Violence issues in the Augusta Area.
In addition, in his spare time Chief Cooke likes to ride his Harleys, cook, hike, fish, and kayak as well as enjoying life with his wonderful wife, Judy, their four daughters , and their four grandsons .