Lowndes County Sherrif's Office.



Sheriff John “Big John” Williams

    Sheriff “Big John” Williams was born & raised in Lowndes County and graduated from Calhoun High School in 1976. Sheriff Williams always wanted to make a difference in his community and felt there was no better way to help his community than to protect and serve them in law enforcement.
    In 1978 he started volunteering as a reserve deputy under then Sheriff John Hulett.
    From 1984-1987 Sheriff Williams worked for the Hayneville Police Department until he began working full time with the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office. He not only worked full time with the Sheriff’s Office but continued his employment with Hayneville Police Department.
    From 1987 to 1990 Sheriff Williams served his community as a deputy. In 1990, he was appointed by Sheriff John Hulett to Chief Deputy and served in this capacity until leaving the department in 2009.
    In 2010 he ran for Sheriff of Lowndes County and was elected by a majority of votes by the people he had been serving his entire life. In 2014 Sheriff Williams was once again elected by his peers, to hold the title of the highest ranking law enforcement officer of Lowndes County as the Sheriff.


    Chief West has served the citizens of Lowndes County for numerous years, in many different capacities, ranging from patrol, Commander of the Drug Task Force, Investigations Commander, to his current position as the Chief Deputy. Even during his brief absence from the Sheriff’s Department, he still continued to serve the citizens of Lowndes County as the Chief of Police in Fort Deposit.
    Chief West hails from Elba, Alabama but has called Lowndes County his home for several years now. He is a graduate of Elba High School, Herzig University in Birmingham, Alabama with a B.S. in Public Safety/Homeland Security & the FBI National Academy.
    Chief West spent five (5) years serving his country in the United States Marine Corps. Since his release from active duty with the Marine Corps, Chief West found his calling in continuing to serve others thru law enforcement for the last 24 years.
    Chief West’s door is always open to the citizens of Lowndes County & encourages the citizens to take an active part in their community to help deter & report crime.
    If you have any suggestions or thoughts on programs which may help the community & would like the Sheriff’s Office participation, please feel free to contact Chief West in his office, located at the John Hulett Detention Facility or by calling (334) 548-2222.


Chief Deputy C. West

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