Deputy Sheriff

"To serve and protect through dedication, professionalism, active cooperation with the community, and respect for human dignity."







Duties include:

            Routine patrol work, directing traffic, enforcing motor vehicle regulations, answering calls concerning domestic disturbances, fires, auto accidents, robberies and other criminal activities.  At the scene of the crime or accident, conducts preliminary investigations, preserves crime scene, gathers evidence, questions witnesses, etc.  Also makes arrest and transports prisoners.  Serves civil court papers, warrants, and subpoenas.  Employee prepares accurate, legible and concise reports regarding incidents and criminal cases.  Also serves as an officer of the court in guarding prisoners and keeping peace in the courtroom as well as testifying in criminal cases.  Also is called upon to work ball games, parades and other special functions.

            The employee has frequent contact with public and requires considerable tact in dealing with the public in trying situations.


While work is performed under the supervision of the Sheriff, a high degree of judgment and reliance must be exercised by employee on an independent basis.



  • Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be certified under the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Act
  • Physically fit
  • Of excellent moral character





Deputy Hank Bagwell                       

Deputy Will Owen

Deputy Jim Shingler

Deputy Tom Foster

Deputy Ed Moorhead

Deputy Craig Carr

Deputy Kyle McLeod 


K-9 Mari 

K-9 Rebel

K-9 Layla 



 Chief Deputy Melvin Henry 

229-524-5217 - ext: 7102 


Executive Assistant, Deputy Tanna Harrison

229-524-5115 ext 7107      fax: 229-524-8906