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Sheriff Steve Lawson

"As Sheriff, I am committed to working hard every day to make our schools, our churches and our community the safest place in Tennessee. Through the hard work of the men and women of the BCSO and in partnership with members of the community, we are doing just that. We are working each day to get better and to provide an even greater quality of service and protection to all people of Bradley County."

Chief Deputy

Chief Brian Smith is a 40 year veteran in law enforcement. His career has been with the Bradley County Sheriff's Office and Cleveland Police Department since 1980. Before serving as Chief Deputy, he previously worked as a patrol deputy and detective. He has received specialized training in both law enforcement and leadership.
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Patrol Division

Captain Jon Collins, a 25 year veteran in law enforcement, is over our Patrol Division. Through out his career he has worked for the BCSO and the Cleveland Police Department. He has previously served as a deputy, sergeant and lieutenant on patrol. Captain Collins has a degree in Criminal Justice and has received several training certifications in leadership and law enforcement, including training from the FBI Academy.
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Criminal Investigations Division

Captain John Stone is a 23 year veteran of law enforcement, having started his career at the BCSO in 1997. Before serving at captain of the Criminal Investigations Division, Stone worked as a patrol deputy and detective, holding the ranks of Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Patrol Captain. He has earned over 40 training certifications and is a graduate from the FBI National Academy. In addition to leading CID as captain, Stone has been on the SWAT Team for over 20 years, where he currently serves as the SWAT Team Commander.

Corrections Division

Captain Jerry Johnson Jr. is an experienced leader in emergency services with over 35 years of service to Bradley County. His career began with the Cleveland Police Department as a dispatcher and patrol officer, followed by 20 years at the BCSO. He also worked as the operations officer at the Bradley County Emergency Management Agency. In addition to being the Captain of our Corrections Division, he teaches at the local law enforcement academy.

Judicial Services Division

Captain Bill Dyer is a veteran of law enforcement, corporate security, and corrections with over 35 years of service. Through out his career, he has gained extensive experience as a corrections and patrol supervisor holding the ranks of corporal, sergeant, lieutenant, senior lieutenant, captain, and chief deputy. He currently serves as the Captain of the Judicial Services Division, supervising  our court security and civil process divisions. He holds a B.S. degree in criminal justice and a masters degree in business and public administration. He is a graduate of the FBI academy.
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Support Services Division

Captain Gabe Thomas heads up our Support Services Division, which includes our information technology office, evidence lab, press team, litter program, neighborhood watch program and others. Captain Thomas is a 20 year veteran of the BCSO, having served in various leadership positions in corrections, patrol and criminal investigations. He holds numerous certifications in leadership and law enforcement administration.
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Department of Finance

Director Cassandra Stone is over our Finance Department. She has over 15 years of service at the BCSO, with collegiate education and training in financial studies. Director Stone has been with the sheriff's office since the beginning of her career, gaining ample experience in this department.
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Department of Administration

Director Lewis Jones is a 33 year veteran of law enforcement, having served at the Cleveland Police Department, BCSO and the State of Tennessee. He holds a degree in Criminal Justice, along with extensive training and certifications in law enforcement and investigation techniques.
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