Captain Frank Reynolds is currently a member of the Pickens Sheriff’s Office Senior Command Staff. When Sheriff Donald Craig was first elected, he asked Frank to join his team to help implement positive and effective organizational change. Frank has managed all personnel, annual division budgets, and equipment within the uniform patrol and criminal investigations divisions, school resource officer program, as well as the canine and traffic units.
Today, Frank is responsible for managing all training and education programs for the Pickens Sheriff’s Office. This includes ensuring that all employees receive the mandatory annual training required by the State of Georgia and is in compliance with agency policy. Frank also manages the Sheriff’s Office training complex, a well-known training facility that is regularly used by several state, federal, and local law enforcement agencies. Additionally Frank teaches at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center-Cherokee in Canton, Georgia. Sheriff Craig supports Frank in his desire to once again serve the citizens Cherokee County as their next elected Sheriff.
Frank began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, under the leadership of Sheriff Roger Garrison. For over a decade Frank honorably served the citizens of Cherokee County. Frank’s last assignment was at the Bells Ferry Precinct as the evening Watch Commander and he spent eight years on the Cherokee County SWAT Team.
After the attacks on September 11, 2001 Frank felt compelled to one day use his training and experience to serve his nation. In 2005, Frank was selected to join the Department of State’s High-Threat Protection Program (World-Wide Personal Protection) as an independent contractor in Iraq. For over three years, Frank’s mission was to provide diplomatic security and close personal protection for representatives of the United States government in the reconstruction of Iraq. Frank was the personal security officer for many high ranking US diplomats and military leaders to include the Deputy Chief of Mission, the Department of Homeland Security Attaché, and the Senior Advisor for the Minister of Interior. In 2008 Frank returned home with a renewed appreciation of the United States Constitution and what it means to be an American.
Frank understands the delicate balancing process of protecting a community while maintaining a fair and compassionate application of the law. Frank believes most people are honest, hardworking and law-abiding, and that they should be treated with dignity and respect. He advocates building strong relationships between the Sheriff’s Office and county residents while also fostering meaningful partnerships with our local business. As your next Sheriff, Frank will serve the citizens of Cherokee County with honesty, integrity, and transparency.