This page gives information on the Command Staff of the Shelby County Sheriff's Office. This includes Major Jay Fondren, Major Clay Hammac, Captain Kevin Turner, Captain, Captain Russell Bedsole, Captain Mark Bishop, and Captain Jason Myrick.
Chief Deputy Clay Hammac
Chief Deputy Clay Hammac is currently responsible for the operational command and oversight of criminal investigations, drug enforcement, uniform patrol, tactical response, media relations, and oversight of budget, personnel and risk management.
Major Jay Fondren
Major Jay Fondren commands the Administrative Division and the Jail Division.
The Administrative Division is commanded by Captain Mark Bishop. Components of the Administrative Division include its commander, the Records Unit, the Civil Process Unit, and the Training Unit.
The Jail Division of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office is commanded by Captain Russell Bedsole and is responsible for the care, custody and control of the inmates housed in the Shelby County Jail.
Criminal Investigations Division
The Criminal Investigations Division is commanded by Captain Jason Myrick and responsible for investigating criminal activity within Shelby County.
The Patrol Division is commanded by Captain Kevin Turner. The primary responsibility of the Patrol Unit is to provide general law enforcement services to the unincorporated areas of Shelby County.
Drug Task Force / Compact
The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force officially began operations in January of 2004. Prior to that, local law enforcement agencies within Shelby County responded individually to the threat of illegal narcotics, within their individual jurisdictions.
The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has a number of specialty units. These include, but are not limited to: Chaplains, Drug Court, Judicial Services Unit, Air Support Unit, Marine Unit, Reserve Unit, School Resource Unit, Tactical Response Unit, and the Crisis Negotiator Unit.