Category Archives: Promotions

Sheriff’s Office Attacks Scammers with Educational Programs

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announced today the appointment of John Upton as the agency’s Scam and Fraud Prevention Officer.  Among other duties, Upton will maintain on-line resources to inform the public regarding current scam schemes in the Rome/ Floyd County area.  The Sheriff’s Office will also provide for training of community groups and local businesses in fraud prevention and identification.

“Over the past several years we have worked to educate the public about this ever-evolving criminal activity,” commented Sheriff Burkhalter. “With the appointment of Mr. Upton, we will be able to utilize preventative programs to attack those who intend on preying on our citizens through scams.”

Mr. Upton recently retired from Georgia Highlands College where he served as the Director of Campus Safety.  He is also retired from law enforcement in Texas and New Jersey where he served as the chief administrator of several police and security agencies.  He was formally licensed and certified as a Texas Master Peace Officer and he is a graduate of Rutgers University.

For more information on how you can schedule a fraud prevention and identification program, please contact Mr. Upton at uptonj@floydcountyga.org. Visit the Sheriff’s Office website at www.floydsheriff.com or the office’s Facebook page for additional information about scams.

 

2015 Sheriff’s Office Promotions, Jail Operations Division



2015  JAIL OPERATIONS DIVISION PROMOTIONS

 



 

FCSO NEW MUGS/ session 1

Lieutenant Allen Pledger

 

 

Allen Pledger was promoted from Staff Sergeant, a position that he has held since August 12, 2007, to Lieutenant.  Lt. Pledger has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since 1996; prior ranks include Staff Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Deputy Sheriff and Jail Officer.  Lt. Pledger is veteran of the U.S. Air Force and loyally serves in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office-Jail Operations Division.  Congratulations, Lt. Pledger on a job well done!

 

 

 



 

FCSO NEW MUGS/ session 3

Lieutenant Jeff Ploof

 

Jeff Ploof was promoted from Staff Sergeant, a position that he has held since August 12, 2007, to Lieutenant.  Lt. Ploof has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since 1990; prior ranks include Staff Sergeant, Sergeant, Corporal, Deputy Sheriff and Jail Officer.  Lt. Ploof is a veteran of the U.S. Army and faithfully serves in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office-Jail Operations Division.  Congratulations, Lt. Ploof on a job well done!

 

 

 

 

 



 

Sgt. Justin Oliver

Staff Sergeant Justin Oliver

 

 

Justin Oliver was promoted to Staff Sergeant. SSgt. Oliver has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since 1996; prior ranks include Sergeant, Corporal, Deputy Sheriff and Jail Officer.  SSgt. Oliver dutifully serves in the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office-Jail Operations Division.  Congratulations, SSgt. Oliver on a job well done!

 

 

 

 



 

Sgt. David Allen

Sergeant Dave Allen

 

David Allen was promoted from Corporal to Sergeant.  Sgt. Allen has 23 years law enforcement experience and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since December 21, 2009.  Sgt. Allen is certified as a Jail Officer and Deputy Sheriff.  Sgt. Allen has worked in various capacities with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to include Jail Officer and Corporal in the Jail Operations Division and as a Deputy in the Field Services Division.  Sgt. Allen is a veteran of the U.S. Marines.  We congratulate Sergeant Allen on a job well done!

 

 

 

 



 

FCSO NEW MUGS/ session 1

Corporal William Schwartz

 

William Schwartz was promoted from Deputy Sheriff to Corporal.  Corporal Schwartz has 12 years law enforcement experience and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since September 16, 2002.  Corporal Schwartz is certified as a Jail Officer and Deputy Sheriff.  Corporal Schwartz has worked in various capacities with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to include Jail Officer in the Jail Operations Division and as a Deputy in the Field Services Division.  We congratulate Corporal Schwartz on a job well done!

 

 

 

 



 

FCSO NEW MUGS/ session 1

Corporal Dawn Casey

 

Dawn Casey was promoted from Deputy Sheriff to Corporal.  Corporal Casey has 6 years law enforcement experience and has been employed with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office since May 6, 2004.  Corporal Casey is certified as a Jail Officer and Deputy Sheriff.  Corporal Casey has worked in various capacities with the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office to include Jail Officer in the Jail Operations Division and as a Deputy in the Field Services Division.  We congratulate Corporal Casey on a job well done!

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

2015 Sheriff’s Office Promotions, Administration Division

2015   ADMINISTRATION DIVISION PROMOTIONS

 



 

FCSO NEW MUGS/ session 2

Captain Mark Blanton

Mark Blanton was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain and is the supervisor for the Administration Division of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. Capt. Blanton was born and raised in Floyd County where he graduated from Coosa High School. Capt. Blanton is a 37-year veteran of local law enforcement, having started out as a radio operator at the Floyd County Police Department, August 19, 1978. Capt. Blanton is a certified EMT and serves as the Terminal Agency Coordinator (TAC) for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office. He spends much of his time involved in community service such as Boy Scouts of America and is a past recipient of “Officer of the Year”.  Captain Blanton is responsible for Records Retention Services, GCIC-NCIC, Computer Services, Purchasing and Sex Offender Registration for the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

 



2015 Sheriff’s Office Promotions, Reserve Unit

2015 RESERVE UNIT PROMOTIONS

 



 

Captain Ronnie Kilgo
Captain Ronnie Kilgo

Reserve Deputy Ronnie Kilgo

Ronnie Kilgo was promoted to Captain.  Capt. Kilgo has been a Reserve Deputy since November 22, 2010.

Congratulations, Capt. Kilgo on a job well done!

 

 

 

 

 



 

Lieutenant T. Roberson
Lieutenant T. Roberson

Reserve Deputy T. Roberson

T. ROBERSON was promoted to Lieutenant.  Lt. Roberson has been a Reserve Deputy since January 1, 2005.

Congratulations, Lt. Roberson on a job well done!

 

 

 

 

 



 

Corporal Mike Lacey
Corporal Mike Lacey

Reserve Deputy Mike Lacey

Mike Lacey was promoted to Corporal.  Cpl. Lacey has been a Reserve Deputy since January 1, 2012.

Congratulations, Cpl. Lacey on a job well done!