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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."

John Stone
Chief Deputy

Chief Deputy John Stone is a 25 year veteran of law enforcement, having started his career at the BCSO in 1997. Before serving as Chief Deputy, Stone was Captain of the Criminal Investigations Division. He has also 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 also served on the SWAT Team for nearly 23 years and led the team as the SWAT Team Commander for 14 years.
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Captain Jon Collins
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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Captain David Shoemaker
Criminal Investigations Division

Captain David Shoemaker is a 24-year veteran of law enforcement, having started his career at the BCSO in 2004. Before serving as Person Crimes Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigations Division, Shoemaker worked as a Patrol Deputy, Drug Unit Investigator, Property Crimes Detective, and Person Crimes Detective, holding the ranks of Detective Sergeant and Lieutenant. In addition, he holds a BA in Business Management from Liberty University. Before his career at BCSO, Shoemaker graduated from the 168th class of the Atlanta Police Academy and served with the Atlanta Police Department as a Patrol Officer from 1998-2004. During this time, he was also assigned to the Auto Theft Task Force.
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Jail Administrator Christi Walls
Corrections Division

Jail Administrator Christi Walls is a 14 year veteran of Corrections. Before serving as Jail Administrator of Corrections Division, she worked as a Corrections Officer holding the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Senior Lieutenant and Workhouse Superintendent.  She is a 2016 graduate of Southeastern Leadership Academy and has many Tennessee Corrections Institute training certificates.  

Captain Bill Dyer
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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Captain Gabe Thomas
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 the corrections and patrol divisions. He holds numerous certifications in leadership and law enforcement administration.
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Director Cassandra Stone
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, handling finances, since the beginning of her career, gaining ample experience in this department.
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Director Lewis Jones
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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