Sheriff Frank Reynolds

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Sheriff Frank Reynolds began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office.  Sheriff Reynolds is committed to serving Cherokee County with honesty, transparency, and integrity.

As a Constitutional Officer, Sheriff Reynolds is mandated to oversee warrant service and civil process, maintain the adult detention center, courthouse security and provide general law enforcement within Cherokee County.

Personal History

  • 52 years of age
  • Married to Dr. Jennifer DeBord Reynolds
  • 3 children
  • Began law enforcement career with Cherokee Sheriff’s Office in 1994

 Prior Experience

  • Sheriff of Cherokee County, 2017 – Present
  • Pickens Sheriff’s Office, Captain, 2008-2016
  • Department of State, 2005-2008
  • Cherokee Sheriff’s Office, Watch Commander, 1994-2005


  • Master of Public Administration, Justice Administration, Columbus State University
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Reinhardt University
  • Associate’s Degree, Reinhardt University
  • Riverside Military Academy, Gainesville, Ga.

Management Training

  • FBI National Academy, Class 244
  • National Sheriff’s Institute 114 Session
  • 26th GILEE Delegation to Israel,  Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange
  • Command College, Columbus State University
  • Professional Management Program, Columbus State University
  • Criminal Justice Certificate, University of Virginia
  • Georgia Chiefs of Police Executive Training

Professional Development Certifications

  • Sheriff, P.O.S.T.
  • Executive Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Management Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Supervision Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Advanced Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Intermediate Certification, P.O.S.T.
  • Senior Deputy Certification, G.S.A.

Advanced Training Certifications

  • Master SWAT, CSRA
  • Advance SWAT, CSRA
  • Basic SWAT, CSRA
  • Advanced Marksman/Observer, GPSTC
  • Basic Marksman/Observer, GPSTC
  • Marksman/Observer, US Army MP School
  • Narco-Terrorism Personal Protection, US Army MP School
  • High-Threat Person Protection, WPPS I&II, Department of State

Instructor Certifications

  • Firearms Instructor
  • Shotgun Instructor
  • Defensive Tactics Instructor
  • ALERRT Instructor
  • SFST Instructor
  • General Instructor

Community Involvement

  • Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad Control Board Chairman
  • Rotary Club of Canton
  • Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce
  • Cherokee County Historical Society
  • Frank Reynolds Charities, 501c3
  • Published Editorials


  • Medal of Bravery
  • Meritorious Service Award
  • Legion of Merrit Medal
  • Sheriff’s Commendation Award, x3
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving Officer of the Year, MADD
  • Reinhardt University 10 Under 10 Annual Award
  • Special Recognition from the Department of State