Chief Deputy Joe McCurdy
Chief Deputy McCurdy began his career as a dispatcher with the Sheriff’s Office in June 1989. He later transferred to our Detention Division in November of that same year. Chief McCurdy moved to the Law Enforcement Division in May 1991. During his tenure Chief McCurdy has been assigned to uniform patrol as a deputy sheriff, community policing officer for the Town of Jay, and as a patrol supervisor. Chief McCurdy was also assigned to the investigations division where he has served as a detective and supervisor within the major crimes and narcotics divisions. During his career with the agency Chief McCurdy received extensive training in law enforcement operations and criminal investigations. Chief McCurdy was promoted to Captain of the Investigations Division in May 2015 where he served until being promoted to Detention Major in November 2016. Chief McCurdy was moved to the Department of Law Enforcement in January 2017 and is responsible for all patrol districts, criminal investigations and court security. On June 9, 2018, He was again promoted to the rank of Chief Deputy where he serves as second-in-command, reporting directly to Sheriff Johnson.
Chief McCurdy maintains an Open Door policy and makes himself available to employees and the Citizens of Santa Rosa County.