Major Tommy Ford is the Chief Deputy and second in command of the Bay County Sheriff's Office,  tasked with over-seeing all aspects of the day to day operations.

Major Ford is a 23 year veteran of law enforcement. During that time, he worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before retiring as the Resident Agent In Charge of the FDLE Panama City Field Office.

Major Ford received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from the University of West Florida, and is a graduate of the 258th session of the FBI National Academy.