Johnson and Oliver hold new positions at MCSD

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

By Jessica Moore

Staff Writer

Two longtime law enforcement officers have just been transferred to new positions. Bob Johnson, who held the position of Detective Captain, has now become the Chief Deputy of the Marshall County Sheriff's Department. Jimmy Oliver, previously Detective Oliver, has now become Major Jimmy Oliver.

Johnson has been in law enforcement since 1993 and before that he worked in the Emergency Medical Service. Johnson began in law enforcement by working for the Lewisburg Police Department. In 2001, he began working for the Sheriff's Department as a deputy. He started with the investigations department around 2005. As Chief Deputy, Johnson will be an assistant to the Sheriff and oversee the Sheriff's Department.The Johnsons are residents of the Cornersville area.

Oliver began in law enforcement in February 1992 as a dispatcher. He became a deputy in November of that year. In 1993 he went through the Academy. Oliver has served as Detective Sergeant with the city police and as a School Resource Officer for Forrest High School since he has been with the Sheriff's Department. Oliver began serving in investigations about 3 years ago. As part of his new job, Oliver will be overseeing administration and budgeting, while still helping with investigations. Oliver and his family are residents of Chapel Hill.

"I think the citizens of Marshall County will benefit greatly from these two. That's why I have transferred them to their new positions. I am honored to work with both of them," said Sheriff Norman Dalton about Chief Deputy Bob Johnson and Major Jimmy Oliver.