Meet Melody Maddox,First Woman To Serve As Sheriff In Dekalb County
For Sheriff Melody M. Maddox, law enforcement is so much more than an occupation. It’s a great profession and it’s something she’s truly committed to. She’s passionate about creating a safe environment for DeKalb County’s adults, seniors, and young people.
Maddox has an impeccable background in serving her community in law enforcement for over 20 plays years. Her professional journey started with the Dekalb county sheriff’s office and afterwards serving with both the City of Atlanta Police and the Dekalb County Police Departments.
She become the office’s Assistant Chief of Police while at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. While at GPTC she was the only woman in that position. Maddox left that position in 2013 to pursue her goal as an elected official in law enforcement. Again Maddox was the only woman among seven candidates seeking election as Dekalb county sheriff in 2014.
She became Chief Deputy appointed by then Sheriff Jeffery Mann in 2019. This is the highest-ranking non-elected in the agency and it is responsible for the planning and administration of the jail, courts, field and training operations.
Sheriff Maddox earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Morris Brown College, an MSA degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University, and her master’s degree in African-American Ministries from the Newburgh Theological Seminary/Newburgh College of the Bible. She graduated from J. E. Brown High School.
Sheriff Maddox is black excellence. Show our sister some love!