Sheriff Frank Reynolds

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Sheriff Frank Reynolds has been a resident of Cherokee County since 1982 and began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Reynolds is committed to serving Cherokee County with honesty, transparency, and integrity.

As a Constitutional Officer, Sheriff Reynolds is mandated to oversee warrant service and civil process, maintain the adult detention center, courthouse security and provide general law enforcement within Cherokee County.

Personal History

  • 47 years of age
  • Married to Dr. Jennifer DeBord Reynolds
  • 3 children
  • Cherokee County resident since 1982

 Prior Experience

  • Sheriff of Cherokee County, 2017 – Present
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office, Captain, 2008-2016
  • Department of State, WPPS HTP, IC BWUSA, 2005-2008
  • Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Watch Commander, 1994-2005

Education

  • Master of Public Administration, Justice Administration, Columbus State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Reinhardt University
  • Associate’s Degree, Reinhardt University
  • Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, Ga.

Management Training

  • FBI National Academy, Class 244
  • National Sheriff’s Institute 114 Session
  • 26th GILEE Delegation to Israel,  Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange
  • Command College, Columbus State University
  • Professional Management Program, Columbus State University
  • Criminal Justice Certificate, University of Virginia
  • Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training

Professional Development Certifications

  • Sheriff, P.O.S.T.
  • Executive Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Management Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Supervision Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Advanced Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Intermediate Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Senior Deputy Certification, G.S.A.

Advanced Training Certifications

  • Master SWAT, CSRA
  • Advance SWAT, CSRA
  • Basic SWAT, CSRA
  • Advanced Marksman/Observer, GPSTC
  • Basic Marksman/Observer, GPSTC
  • Marksman/Observer, US Army MP School
  • Narco-Terrorism Personal Protection, US Army MP School
  • High-Threat Person Protection, WPPS I&II, Department of State

Instructor Certifications

  • Firearms Instructor
  • Shotgun Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • ALERRT Instructor
  • SFST Instructor
  • General Instructor

Community Involvement

  • Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Control Board Chairman
  • Rotary Club of Canton
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Cherokee County Historical Society
  • Published Editorials

Awards

  • Medal of Bravery
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Sheriff’s Commendation Award, x3
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year, MADD
  • Reinhardt University 10 Under 10 Annual Award
  • Special Recognition from the Department of State