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.
Colonel Sabrina Lewis
Colonel Lewis began her career in law enforcement with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office on March 29, 1989 as Administrative Secretary to then Major Robert Daniels. In 1993 she was asked to join the Jail Division and served as the Intake Commander in two ranking positions: Lieutenant and Captain. In 2009, Sheriff Kevin Sproul appointed her to the rank Major as the Security Director of the 1230-bed jail facility that employed between 120 and 140 subordinate staff members on her team. Less than six (6) years later, she was promoted to the rank of Colonel under the supervision of Chief Deputy Robert Daniels, where she is in charge of all Sheriff’s Office Operations.
Colonel Lewis, who is an Albany native, graduated from Albany High School in 1979 and continued her educational endeavors many years afterwards. In 1993, she received a Technical Diploma in Information Office Technology from Albany Technical College. In 1996, she received an Associate of Applied Science in Business from Darton College. She received her Bachelor’s of Art Degree in 2002 in Political Science from Albany State University and in 2004 she received her Master’s Degree in Management from Troy University.
She credits her professional career, educational and family life successes to the many answered prayers, along with the blessings and favor of GOD. She has been married to Jesse Lewis, Sr. since 1983 and together they are the proud parents of 4 adult children and 9 grandchildren. Of life’s enjoyments, Colonel Lewis enjoys spending quality time with her family and helping them to not only plan their lives, but to live successful lives.
Colonel John Ostrander
Col. John Ostrander is the Jail Operations Director 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, Col. Ostrander began his career in Dougherty County as a jailer in April of 1989.
Along with his primary duties, Col. Ostrander 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.
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