Chief Deputy Bill Ferry - Chief Bill Ferry, a product of Blount County and graduate of Cleveland High School, began his working career as an enlisted member of the United States Air Force serving in ballistics and nuclear weaponary. He served six years in the Air Force and exited military life at the rank of Sergeant. Chief Ferry returned to his home in Blount County and began his career in the Blount County Correctional Facility as a corrections officer. He served three years and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Chief Ferry then attended the State of Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Academy in Selma, Alabama. Upon completion of his academy training, he joined the Blountsville Police Department as a patrolman. After one year of service with Blountsville Police Department, he returned to the Blount County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Sheriff. Chief Ferry was promoted to the supervising position for all of Blount County School Resource Officers and held this position for over four years before deciding to head the Sex Offender Registration Division within the department.Upon appointment and later election of Sheriff Loyd Arrington, Ferry who has 15 years of law enforcement experience, was promoted to Chief Deputy of the Blount County Sheriff’s Office.
Captain Pat Thomas - Captain Pat Thomas is a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and a life long resident of Blount County. Captain Thomas began his law enforcement career by attending and graduating from the University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy. Captain Thomas began as a patrolman for the Town of Blountsville Police Department in 1993. After five years, Captain Thomas began working for the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in 1998 as a patrol deputy. During his tenure, Captain Thomas was promoted to patrol sergeant and eventually transferred his services to the criminal investigations division as an investigator in 2004. In 2009, Captain Thomas was promoted to Lieutenant over the patrol division. Captain Thomas was later promoted once again to Captain over patrol operations in 2010.
Captain Larry Dabbs - Captain Larry Dabbs graduated from Hayden High School and has been a life long resident of Blount County. He is married with two children at home and two adult boys. He attended Auburn University and Wallace State Community College. Captain Dabbs began his law enforcement career as a reserve deputy with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office and served as a reserve deputy for five years. Captain Dabbs attended the Tuscaloosa Police Academy and began as a full time patrolman for the City of Oneonta. Captain Dabbs served as a police officer in Oneonta for six years. Captain Dabbs started with the Blount County Sheriff’s Office in 1992. During his career, Captain Dabbs has served as a patrolman, supervisor of a patrol shift, evidence technician, narcotics investigator, general investigator and was the director of two multi-jurisdictional drug task forces. Captain Dabbs has had the honor of attending the FBI National Academy. Captain Dabbs is currently the Captain of Investigations which includes property crimes against persons, vice and narcotics.
Captain Mack Kent - Captain Mack Kent is a graduate of Susan Moore High School and a life long resident of Blount County. Captain Kent began his law enforcement career in 1991 with the Blount County Correctional Facility. Captain Kent worked as a Correctional Officer from 1991 to 1995. He was promoted to Sergeant and served there until he assumed the position of Lieutenant in 1997. In 2003, he was promoted to Captain of the Correctional Facility – a position which he is currently holding.