Executive Staff

Sheriff Kevin Sproul

Sheriff Kevin Sproul began his law enforcement career as a jailer with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office on September 8, 1982. He served as Shift Captain on the midnight shift at the jail from September, 1984 – March, 1986. He served warrants and civil papers from 1986 – 1993 while working as a bailiff in the courts. Kevin began assisting Lieutenant Frank “Deputy Dawg” Sumner in 1993 in the youth department. He was later promoted to Lieutenant in 1995 as the Youth Director and then obtained the rank of Captain in 1999. During his tenure as Youth Director, Sheriff Sproul worked with children and teenagers in Southwest Georgia teaching character education programs such as G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) and C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety) to over 16,100 students in the Dougherty County School System. Because of his great passion for serving the youth and all citizens, he launched a campaign to become Sheriff and on January 1, 2009 he became the eighteenth Sheriff of Dougherty County.

Sheriff Kevin Sproul is a graduate of Albany High School (1976), Darton College (1999) (Associates Degree in Social Work), and LaGrange College of Albany (2002) (Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership). He obtained the Master Level 5 Gang Expert Certificate in 2007 from the National Gang Crime Research Center in Chicago, Illinois. Sheriff Sproul is also a member of Georgia Gang Investigators Association (G.G.I.A.) and has served on the G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) National Training Team. 

He has been married to Vicki since March of 1983 and they have three children (Amber, Breanne, and Jacob). He is also an active member of Sherwood Baptist Church. Sheriff Sproul enjoys playing computer games, bowling, and golf for recreation and relaxation. Sheriff Sproul is very grateful for God’s blessings on his life and he tries to be an encouragement to any and every person that he comes in contact with.

Chief Deputy Robert Daniels

Chief Daniels began his career in law enforcement with the Sheriff’s Office on November 22, 1974 as a jailer in the Dougherty County Jail. He has proudly served in numerous positions within the Sheriff’s Office. Some of which were Warrants and Civil Division, Investigations, Court Security Officer, and as Desk Sergeant. He was promoted to the rank of Major in charge of all administrative functions of the Sheriff’s Office and in 2004 was promoted to the rank of Colonel in charge of all Sheriff’s Office operations. His faithful dedication, loyalty and experience was rewarded when on January 1, 2009, he was promoted by Sheriff Sproul to Chief Deputy, the highest position within the agency.



Chief Jailer John Ostrander

John Ostrander is the Chief Jailer for the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. In this capacity, he manages and oversees the daily functioning of a 1230-bed jail with approximately 200 staff.  Prior to this, he managed the Professional Standards and Training Division for 14 years, and was a part of the Transition Team which developed the policies and procedures for the current jail facility when it was constructed in 1993-1994. Although he had prior military law-enforcement experience, Chief Ostrander began his career in Dougherty County as a jailer in April of 1989.

Along with his primary duties, John sits on the City/County Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) Oversight Committee, the County Risk Management Safety Committee, the county health plan's Insurance Review Committee, and the City/County Computer Committee.

Sheriff Operations

Dougherty County Sheriff's Office | Judicial Building | 225 Pine Avenue | Albany, Georgia 31701 | 229.431.3259