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The New Sheriff in Town

 

Former Sheriff D. T. Marshall and "The New Sheriff In Town" Derrick Cunningham

For those that don't know my background, I was appointed by former Sheriff D.T. Marshall in 1999 to come aboard as Chief Deputy of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. My duties entailed being the point of contact for Homeland Security of Montgomery County, overseeing the daily operations of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and most importantly managing a budget for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Prior to my appointment, I served as a Montgomery Police Officer in both the Patrol and Detective Division all the while remaining active with the National Guard. My educational background consists of a Bachelor of Science degree from Troy University and later received a Master of Science Degree from University of Phoenix. One of my proudest moments was attending and graduating from the FBI Academy in 2007. Below are various organizations that I hold membership in:

United Way Community Council Board Member

Character @ Heart

Say-No (Substance Abuse Youth Networking)

Y.M.C.A. Downtown

Boy Scouts of America Tukabatchee Council

D.H.R. Quality Assurance Committee Iron Men

Exchange Club of Montgomery

Kiwanis Club of Montgomery

Narrow Lane McInnis Neighborhood Association

Leadership Montgomery

Omega PSI PHI Fraternity

On Friday, January 16, 2015, I was blessed with becoming the next Sheriff of Montgomery County as well as the first African-American Sheriff of Montgomery County. Retired Judge Charles Price performed the inauguration at the Montgomery County Commission Chambers followed by a reception of food and fellowship at the Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library.

As I hit the ground running, I'm reminded of all the future endeavors I plan to introduce to the citizens of Montgomery County.

If you have a question or need assistance, please contact my Administrative Assistant, Christie Vázquez at christievazquez@mc-ala.org or she can be reached at 832.7106.

 

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