Colonel Walker has been an employee with the Paulding County Sheriff's Office since February 1991. Prior to his employment with the Sheriff’s office he served twenty-two and a half years in the U. S. Army and U. S. Marine Corp. He retired as a First Sergeant in 1991.
Paulding County Service
Colonel Walker currently serves as the Chief Deputy. He serves next in command under Sheriff Gary Gulledge. During his employment Colonel Walker has served as a Detention Officer, Detention Sergeant, Patrol Officer, Crisis Negotiation Commander, SWAT Commander, Training Director, Honor Guard Commander, and the Chief Administrator. The Sheriff’s Office is one of the largest employers in Paulding County. In his current position as Chief Deputy he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff’s Office.
-Colonel Walker graduated from Northwest Georgia Law Enforcement Academy in June 1992.
-Graduated from National Tactical Officers Association SWAT Supervisor and Command School in March 2006.
During his distinguished career in law enforcement Colonel Walker has been awarded the Meritorious Service Award, Officer of the Year Award, 20 Year Safe Driver Award, and SWAT Service Award.
Certifications and Training
-P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Instructor
-P.O.S.T. Departmental Training Officer
-P.O.S.T. Firearms Instructor
-P.O.S.T. Radar and Lidar Instructor
-P.O.S.T. Basic Jail Certification
-SWAT Level I & II Certification
-Hostage Negotiations Certification
-Tactical Leadership Training
Colonel Walker was raised in Cherokee and Cobb County and now lives in Paulding County with his wife, Kaye, and his son, Matthew. Colonel Walker also has two married daughters and three grandchildren.