Hamilton County Sheriff's Office Releases 2018 Command Staff Profiles

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sheriff Jim Hammond and the Command Staff of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office releasee the 2018 Command Staff Profiles highlighting the distinctive roles that the Command Staff members fulfill on a daily basis.

Officials said, "In today’s world, more than ever, it is important for law enforcement agencies to be transparent with the public they serve. Each of these video profiles are designed to offer the citizens of Hamilton County a behind the scenes look at how their HCSO is working for them on a daily basis.

"The videos highlight the daily activities and responsibilities of each member of the Command Staff and various supporting roles. They showcase each individual’s work history and daily interactions with their staff and the public.

Sheriff Hammond said, “I am very proud to offer these unique video profiles to the citizens of Hamilton County in an effort to give them greater insight into the daily activities of their Sheriff’s Office. It is important to me that our citizens understand what it takes to lead an agency our size and the many duties our unique and highly skilled leadership team assume on a daily basis.” 

Each of these quality videos were produced in-house by Jimi Hammond, one of the department's Information Systems personnel.

The following links will take you to the entire group of profiles: 
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Or each profile can be viewed individually at the following links:

 Sheriff Jim Hammond

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIGS5M44FJY&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Chief Deputy Allen Branum

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfNrlpbpo0M&index=2&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Deputy Chief Charles Lowery, Jr.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_H-r2jbdCc&index=4&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Deputy Chief Joe Fowler

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGe_8jfp_R4&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=5

 Director of Administration Don Gorman

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YaoLifoXuA&index=6&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Director of Support Services Gino Bennett

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lstl2E9dDlM&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=7

 Uniformed Services Captain Mark King

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIwkTXKylN0&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=10

 Criminal Investigations Captain Chuck Gaston

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lrxLHwvuRDU&index=11&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Corrections Captain Gene Coppinger

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OEDVRKlTKA&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=13

 Corrections Captain Byron Knight

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4txC3dvhgxI&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=12

 Information Systems Manager Ron Bernard

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X70LiI-3aA4&index=9&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy

 Sheriff’s Administrative Assistant Kacey Picou

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y4NFcmfxPs&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=3

 Public Information Officer Matt Lea

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJ3sWmLkqY&list=PLFqUAZ3nxYBKKfyqWg0PgQ0FMiB2W1bCy&index=8



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