My experience with law enforcement includes over 45 total years’ service to Newnan and Coweta County, 17 years with Newnan Police Department and 28 years with Coweta County Sheriff’s Office. I stress to all my Deputies the importance of treating everyone with respect, because you gain respect by giving it first.


Accomplishments as Sheriff

  • Started up the Governor’s Highway Safety HEAT Unit to combat traffic deaths
  • Started up the Human Trafficking Unit to combat Human Trafficking in Coweta
  • Assigned someone to handle the ICAC (Internet Crimes against Children) to stop predators from using the internet to gain access to our children
  • Partnered with “On Patrol Live” to ride with our Patrol units to further our challenge to be more transparent about what we do, how we do it and why
  • Able to achieve 95% fully staffed agency
  • Dealt with COVID Pandemic
  • Worked with partners, Government and private, during the Tornado recovery and continuing
  • Built a stronger relationship with the County Government to work together for protection of all our residents
At the Coweta Sheriff's Office I worked:
  • Investigations
  • School Resource
  • Training
  • Jail
  • Courts with the Sheriff's Office
While obtaining the ranks:
  • Investigator
  • Sergeant
  • Lieutenant
  • Captain
  • Major/Jail Administrator
  • Lt. Colonel/Chief Deputy
  • currently Sheriff
My POST Certifications:
  • Certified Peace Officer
  • Certified Jailer
  • Certified Communications Officer
  • Certified Radar Operator
Certifications and Training

I hold Instructor certifications with Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Counsel in the following subjects:

  • Sr. Instructor Status
  • General Instructor
  • Firearms Instructor
  • Speed Detection (Radar) Instructor
  • Emergency Medical (CPR)

I have received over 3000 hours of training while serving here, among that training was
  • Hostage Negotiations by the FBI
  • Internal Affairs Investigations
  • Forensic Hypnosis for Investigations
  • Computerized Voice Stress Analysis Examiner
  • De-escalation
  • Use of Force
  • Criminal Psychological Profiling
  • Criminal Investigations
  • School Resource Officer Certification
  • Public Relations
  • Elder Abuse
  • Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Active Shooter Response
  • Field Sobriety Instructor and numerous others
Honors Received
Honors Received
  • Received the Meritorious Service award from the Peace Officers Association of Georgia
  • Received the Golden Eagle Award from the Boy Scouts of America
  • Jaycees Investigator of the Year award
  • Life-Saver award
  • letter of commendation from District Attorney Peter Skandalakis
  • Optimist Club recognized our School Resource Unit with Respect for Law week
  • Currently serving on Board of Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes Inc.
  • Serving on Board of Georgia Sheriffs Youth Homes Foundation Inc.
  • Served on the Status Committee for Drug Court, DUI Court and Veteran Court
  • Served as President for the Georgia Association School Resource Officers

Community Service

  • I served on the Board of Directors of the Newnan Pony League as well as coached Pony League Teams for several Years
  • I coached Recreation Basketball and White Oak Soccer Teams also
I am very active in Bethlehem Baptist Church where I serve as a Sunday School Teacher, Choir Member and a Deacon.