Baker: I Will Keep Edmondson as Chief Deputy

Baker: I Will Keep Edmondson as Chief Deputy

Contributed by John Baker for DeKalb County Sheriff

DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, current Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson has agreed to remain as Chief Deputy of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office should John Baker be elected DeKalb County Sheriff.

The two met recently to discuss their respective thoughts on the future of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and quickly recognized that they share a mutual goal to ensure a smooth transition to new leadership in the Sheriff's Office. Baker was glad to learn that they are equally committed to making sure the department is run with integrity, focused on fiscal integrity, much needed training for deputies and other departmental needs.

Edmondson, who has served with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department for 18 years, since he was 20 years old, has a strong relationship with department staff and deputies which will ease Baker's transition into the role of Sheriff. Baker's legal training and leadership experience will help the department move forward to effectively meet the needs of the community.

Baker welcomes Edmondson's insight as he prepares for this election and the transition to Sheriff.

For more information, contact John Baker at (256) 996-9058 or