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Sheriff Billy J. Murray has proudly served the citizens of St. Clair County for the past twenty eight years. Currently serving as Sheriff. Sheriff Murray began his law enforcement career in 1992 with the Springville Police Department, followed by stints with the Odenville and Pell City Police Departments.                                                                                  In 1996 Sheriff Murray began his career with the St. Clair County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Murray has held many leadership positions within the Sheriff's Office including; Investigator, SWAT Team Leader, SWAT Team Commander, Reserve Commander, Captain, Undersheriff, and Assistant Sheriff. In 2018 Sheriff Murray was elected as Sheriff of St. Clair County. Sheriff Murray believes that "a Sheriff must be heavily involved in the communities he serves". It is with this message in mind that Sheriff Murray has blended community service with producing a modern and efficient Sheriff's Office. 

 

 

Billy J. Murray                                                                                                                                                                                    Sheriff, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office                                                                                                                                  1610 Cogswell Avenue, Pell City, AL 35125                                                                                                                           205-594-2140 or 205-884-6840                                                                                                                                                bmurray@stclairco.com

                                                                                                                  

Work Education:

Graduate Department of Homeland Security Leadership Academy Brunswick, GA December 2020

Graduate National Sheriff's Institute Aurora, CO April 2019                                           

Graduate FBI National Academy Quantico, VA July 2012               

Graduate Birmingham SWAT School Birmingham, AL February 2000   

Graduate FBI Hostage Negotiation School Pell City, AL June 1999

Graduate Crime Scene Investigator School Jeffferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL May 1997

Graduate Jefferson County SWAT School Birmingham, AL September 1997

Graduate University of Alabama Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa, AL November 1992               

Numerous Training Programs and Certificates

 

Professional Experience:

Sheriff, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office January 2019-present

Assistant Sheriff, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office August 2014-January 2019

Undersheriff, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office September 2013-August 2014

Captain, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office July 2009-September 2013

Investigator, St. Clair County Sheriff's Office June 1997-July 2009

Team Leader St. Clair County SWAT Team April 1997-July 2013

SWAT Commander St. Clair County SWAT Team August 2014-January 2019

 

Activities:

Former President - St. Clair County Day Program

Former President - St. Clair County FOP Lodge #50

Former Vice President - St. Clair County FOP Lodge #50

Board of Directors- St. Clair County Healthcare Authority

Former President - St. Clair County Children's Advocacy Center

Former Vice President - St. Clair County Children's Advocacy Center

Member - National Sheriff's Association

Member - Alabama Sheriff's Association

Member - FBI National Academy Associates

Member - St. Clair County Republican Party

Member - St. Clair County Republican Party Executive Committee

Former Member - Republican Party State Executive Committee

Graduate - Leadership St. Clair County

Member - St. Clair County Death Investigation Review Team

Member - St. Clair County Chief's Association

Member - St. Clair County Public Safety - Communications Committee

Member - Rotary Club of Pell City

Member - St. Clair County Cattleman's Association

Board of Directors - Crime Stoppers of Metro Alabama, Inc.

 

 

 

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