Name: Buster Cushing
Assignment: Field Operations Commander
Phone Number: 678-493-4156
Major Buster Cushing currently serves as the Field Operations Commander for the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office. His command encompasses the Divisions of Uniformed Patrol, Special Operations, and Criminal Investigations. Throughout his career he served many roles including Narcotics Supervisory Agent, SWAT Team Leader, Uniformed Patrol Shift Supervisor, Precinct Commander, Internal Affairs Supervisor, and Commander of Criminal Investigations. He began his law enforcement career with the Early County Sheriff’s Office in 1996, serving as a Deputy Sheriff.
Buster has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia and a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbus State University. He is a graduate of the 24th session of the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program which required training in Israel. Buster is a Board Member of the Cherokee County Department of Family and Children Services. He is also a member of Canton Rotary, Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Cherokee 2017, and a Boy Scout Counselor. He is married with two children and they attend Revolution Church in Canton, Georgia.