Early County Sheriff's Office

Patrol Division

The patrol division is the first line of service to the citizens of Early County.  It is staffed by 19 patrol deputies and is supervised by Chief Deputy Tim Hardrick. Together they provide patrol and emergency law enforcement services to Early County 24 hours a day 365 days a year.  The division responds to all calls for service within the 516 square miles of Early County. 


Their duties include responding to various criminal and civil complaints, crime prevention, enforcement of traffic laws, and public service assistance.  They also deliver civil papers and enforce civil process throughout the county.


The protection of our county and its citizens is our top priority.  We strive to do this in a respectful manner.  Each deputy is empowered, and has the ability, to respond to the problems of our citizens.

Chief Deputy Tim Hardrick

Captain Terry Jordan

Lt. Sam Eaton

Lt. Randall English

Captain Sandra Martin

Sgt. Jennifer Hunt

Sgt. Tonya Tinsley

Sgt. Steve Blackmon

Dep. Gary Richard

Sgt. Jimmy Jackson

Dep. Wayne Aunspaugh

Dep. Kevin Naramore






Code of Ethics


As a Law Enforcement Officer, my fundamental duty is to serve mankind; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of all men to liberty, equality, and justice.


I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all; maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule, develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others.  Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department.  Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. 


I will never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions.  With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.


I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the police service.  I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession…law enforcement.








Dep. Jayson Myers


Dep. Craig Carr

Dep. Britt Price

Dep. Mickey White

Sgt. Chris Love

Capt. Donald Skipper