Clay Hammac

Drug Enforcement Task Force
Title: Captain
Captain Clay Hammac

Clay Hammac began his career as a patrol deputy with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in 2004. During his assignment to the Criminal Investigations Division he specialized in organized and white collar criminal investigations as well as electronic and financial crimes.  He also served as a computer forensic examiner, assigned to the US Secret Service Electronic Crimes Task Force, during which time he testified before a U.S. Congressional committee hearing on investigative techniques used to track white collar and organized crime networks.

 Clay Hammac also served the Sheriff’s Office as a crisis negotiator for over ten years prior to assuming command of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force.

 In 2013 Clay was the recipient of the Sheriff’s Office Lifesaving medal, and the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce Public Safety Award.  He has also received the Sheriff’s Award, and two Meritorious Service Awards.

 Clay is a past president of the Shelby County Fraternal Order of Police and currently serves as the State Trustee.

 In 2018 Clay Hammac was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, amongst a candidate pool of more than 36,000 nominations.

 Clay holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance and Accounting, and an undergraduate degree in Finance and Banking from the University of South Alabama.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Leadership Shelby County, and the HIDTA Drug Unit Commander Course. 

 Clay Hammac is an ordained deacon through the Southern Baptist Church, and he and his wife serve as foster parents through the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home.


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