Sampson County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Jimmy Thornton


Alan Autry - Chief Deputy

The Chief Deputy Sheriff is the highest ranking appointed law enforcement officer in the Sheriff’s Office, who reports directly to the Sheriff of Sampson County. The Chief Deputy Sheriff supervises the Division Commanders of each section within the Sheriff’s Office, serving as the overall operations manager for the Sheriff’s Office.

Divisions supervised by the Chief Deputy Sheriff:

• Support Services
• Criminal Investigations
• Detention Services
• Uniform Patrol
• Special Investigations