Senior Command Staff
Chief Deputy Joel Heape
Chief Heape is a 30 plus year Law Enforcement veteran and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Sheriff's Office. Chief Heape has previously served as a Deputy Sheriff, Narcotics Investigator, Lieutenant and Captain for the Bay County Sheriff's Office. He is a certified instructor in all of law enforcements high liability areas.
Major Jimmy Stanford
Major Stanford is a 30 plus year Law Enforcement Veteren and is responsible for the day to day operations of Criminal Investigations, Special Investigations and the Civil Division. Major Stanford has served as a Patrol Deputy, Investigator, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Assistant Field Services Commander, Accreditation Manager and Chief Investigator. Major Stanford is also the agencys's chief Hostage Negotiator and is in charge of the Hostage Negotiation Unit.
Major Rick Anglin
Major Anglin is responsible for the day to day operations of the Bay County Jail,
the Warrants Division and the Court Security Unit. Major Anglin is a graduate of Florida State University and he has had an extensive career in Florida Corrections.