Sheriff David Davis is a thirty-three year veteran of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. He is a life long resident of Bibb County. He is a graduate of Central High School and Macon State College. He has attended Georgia State University and the University of Virginia. He is a graduate of the 212th session of the FBI National Academy.
Davis began his career at the sheriff’s office on December 15, 1979. During his career at the sheriff’s office Davis has been assigned to the Corrections, Patrol, Criminal Investigation, and Administrative divisions. In January of 2007, Sheriff Jerry Modena appointed Davis to the position of Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement Services for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. Prior to that, Davis had been assigned as the commander of the Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Section. This section is responsible for the public information, crime prevention, crime analysis, criminal intelligence, forensic, and evidence management services of the sheriff’s office. Davis had also served as the Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer from September 2002 until his appointment as Chief Deputy.
Highlights in Davis’ career include:
On October 1, 1990, He was promoted to Sergeant on patrol. After this promotion he was involved with training and squad supervision. He successfully trained twelve new patrol personnel during his ten year tenure as a training Sergeant. Also, he was involved in the day-to-day supervision of his patrol squad. Part of this supervision included assisting in personnel assignments, work scheduling, and call handling decisions.
From January 2000 through February 2001 Davis led of one of the patrol “power squads”. There were two of these squads, called FLEX Teams, each composed of six officers with a supervisor in charge. These units conducted law enforcement activities in areas that had high volumes of calls for service from the Sheriff’s Office. They also provided security for visiting dignitaries. In addition, these officers conducted specialized enforcement for special events in the area.
In December 2000, He was promoted to the rank of Senior Lieutenant in the Law Enforcement section. In February of 2001 He was transferred to the Corrections Division. His transfer was made in order to place experienced supervisors in Corrections and to help rectify a shortage of Senior Lieutenants in that division.
While assigned to the Corrections Division, Davis was a squad commander. He was involved in division-wide scheduling and personnel assignments. He assisted in the implementation of the prisoner transport section of the Corrections Division. He also developed the Corrections Division Field Training Officer (FTO) program which is a tool that educates new employees on their duties while assigned to the Corrections Division.
In January of 2002 Davis was placed in charge of the Sheriff’s Office Records and ID Section in the Criminal Investigation Division. His duties included overseeing the inmate fingerprint records and mug shot photographs. He also oversaw the Sheriff’s Office fledgling forensics unit as well as the criminal background services of the Sheriff’s Office. When Davis first took over the forensics unit it consisted of one deputy with no vehicle and little equipment. Davis’ leadership of the forensics unit has made it possible for that unit to grow to the point that, today, the unit has three deputies utilizing some of the most advanced crime scene investigative tools available. As Chief Deputy, Davis was instrumental in the sheriff’s office gaining possession of the former GBI Crime Laboratory. This facility will help the sheriff’s office meet the forensic needs of our community for years to come.
In the fall of 2002, in addition to his duties as supervisor the Sheriff’s Forensic and ID Section, Davis was designated as the Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer. In this position He was responsible for preparing news releases to media outlets detailing Sheriff’s Office functions and its responses to calls for service. He also created various public service programs that educate citizens on the services offered by the Sheriff’s Office. He worked closely with Sheriff Modena in formulating responses to public inquiries into activities and pending investigations involving the Sheriff’s Office.
He has also served as the coordinator of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard. This team has provided ceremonial honor duties at parades, funerals, and other functions throughout Georgia. The team also performs military 21-gun salutes at funerals and other memorial services.
In 1990, Davis was recognized by the Bibb County Board of Education for his efforts at providing a safer bus transportation system for Bibb County school students. In 1993 the Macon Jaycees honored him as the “Outstanding Young Sheriff” in Bibb County. In 1999 He was selected “Sheriff of the Year” by the Optimist Club of Macon.
Sheriff Davis has specialized training covering various aspects of law enforcement including community policing, crisis intervention, interpersonal relations, media relations, forensics, hostage negotiations, and criminal law. He has extensive training in supervision and management of law enforcement personnel. Davis is a Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Council certified law enforcement instructor.
Sheriff Davis is a member of the FBI National Academy Associates, the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Information Officers Association. Davis has been a member of the Drug Free Macon Coalition and he serves on the board of directors of the Exchange Club of Macon.
Sheriff Davis’ wife, Lili, is Advertising/Publications Manager for the Georgia Farm Bureau. His daughter, Heather, is a graduate of Mercer University. The Davis family attends First Baptist Church in Macon.