Dozier holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Georgia State University. Dozier’s hometown is Covington, Georgia, where he currently resides with his wife, Stephanie, and two daughters, Kinsley and Payton.

Dozier has extensive background in law enforcement and state government, most recently serving as Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, the fifth largest department of its kind in the United States.