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Employee Recognition

In January of this year, I had the pleasure of swearing in Deputy Courtney Ward. You might recognize Deputy Ward's name as an all-star basketball player from Florida State University. Below is the article recently published on

The ACC Women's Basketball Legends program honors both players and coaches from each of the ACC's 15 schools who have contributed to their respective institutions rich tradition.

Ward contributed to the FSU program in many ways as a solid point guard from 2007-11. The native of Montgomery, Alabama, was the floor general during a very important era in FSU Women's Basketball history, guiding the Seminoles to two ACC regular-season titles and an NCAA Elite Eight appearance in 2010.

While at FSU, Ward shattered the career assists record with 602, being the only Seminole not only to record 600 or more assists but also 500 or more dishes as well. She was lethal from beyond the arc, finishing second in program history with a 39.8 shooting percentage from downtown, which included going 50 percent as a sophomore.

Ward ended her FSU career as a two-time All-ACC player, establishing herself as one of the best point guards in the conference during her time in Tallahassee. As a junior she was the catalyst that helped lift the Seminoles to their first NCAA Elite Eight trip, scoring in double figures in 23 games, leading FSU in assists in 24 games and also leading the Seminoles in steals in 16 games as they finished with a then-school record 29 wins.

Ward finished her solid career averaging 8.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 4.5 assists. She is employed by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office and serves as the head girls basketball coach at Sidney Lanier High School.

Tickets for the ACC Women's Basketball Legends Brunch are $35 each. Information on purchasing tickets may be obtained at the official ACC website:


Firearms Familiarization Course

Our February Firearms Familiarization Course was a huge success! Sign up now for our March course and learn now to protect yourself! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. Our course is held one Saturday a month and has been scheduled for the following dates:

Saturday, March 12th • Saturday, April 23rd • Saturday, May 14th • Saturday, June 11th • Saturday, July 9th • Saturday, August 13th • Saturday, September 24th • Saturday, October 8th • Saturday, November 12th

The class is held at our Firing Range and lasts all day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class. All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.


Citizens Academy

We are enrolling for our first Citizens Academy for 2016!

Course Starts Monday, March 14th

It is our belief that the citizens are the most valuable assets in our community. Without your assistance, our tasks would be more difficult to complete. The Citizens Academy includes members from all communities of Montgomery County. The academy meets for six (6) consecutive weeks, but only one (1) night per week for one (1) hour. The participants of the Citizens Academy are guaranteed to have fun while learning about the duties and obligations of the Sheriff's Office. While our ultimate goal is to make you aware of what is going on in your community and make you aware of how to report suspicious activities/crimes as well as how things are handled from a law enforcement perspective. I can assure you fun will be had by all who are in attendance and Sheriff Cunningham looks forward to meeting each and every one of you!


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* Request via FAX - 334-832-7113

* Request via Phone - 334-832-1339

* Pick Up an Application @ 100 S. Lawrence Street, Montgomery, AL 36104


Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Sheriff Cunningham would like to invite all children between the ages of 4-11 years to come out for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! It will be held on Saturday, March 26, 2016, and will start promptly at 4 pm. Thank you to Auburn Montgomery (AUM) for once again hosting this event on their grounds at Senators Drive in the North Parking Lots (next to the AUM soccer fields). Please plan to attend and make sure that you and your child/children are there by 3:45pm so that everyone can begin hunting at 4:00pm. We ask that you bring an empty Easter basket for the event.

Let's make this a special family time event to celebrate Easter...and remember it's all about our youth!


Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!


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