The sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer for the county. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: keeping the peace within the county, law enforcement duties, maintaining the county jail, service of criminal and civil process and the security of the justice, chancery, and circuit courts.
The chief deputy is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Tate County Sheriff's Office. The chief deputy assumes the duties, responsibilities, and authority of the sheriff in his absence and is accountable to the sheriff. The chief deputy supervises the entire staff of the Tate County Sheriff's Office.
The jail administrator plans, organizes and implements the operations and programs for the Tate County Jail. The jail administrator is accountable to the sheriff and chief deputy for implementation of all the sheriff's orders and direction concerning the operation of the jail. The jail administrator supervises a staff of 24 and oversees an inmate population of 56-70 prisoners.
Chief Victor Byrd
Capt. Tony Rowley