Muscogee County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy Troy Culpepper

Troy Culpepper was appointed Chief Deputy of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office in February of 2017 by Sheriff Donna Tompkins. As a life-long resident of Muscogee County, Chief has served with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office for over 31 years. As a Class IV graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Chief holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, His Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, and has attended numerous professional training schools and conferences throughout his career. Troy Culpepper has served most all of the Bureaus of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office and has received multiple recognitions throughout his career, including Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Commander Larry Mitchell

Commander Larry Mitchell began his career with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office as a jailor on December 7, 1985. Major Mitchell progress through the ranks as a Deputy in 1989, Sergeant (1992), Lieutenant (1993), Captain (2007) and Major on October 9, 2015. His previous experience includes being a Squad Commander, Chief Clerk of Recorders Court, Assistant Warden (Security), and Administrative Bureau Commander. Commander Mitchell is a graduate of Troy State University. On February 14, 2017 Commander Mitchell was appointed by Sheriff Donna Tompkins as the Warden of the County Jail. A Short time after the Sheriff appointed him the Commander of the Jail in April 2018.

Major Joe McCrea

Major Joe McCrea is a life-long resident of Columbus, graduating from Baker High School. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration, both obtained from Columbus State University. Major McCrea is also a graduate of Class 3 of the Georgia Chiefs of Police.

Major McCrea started with the Sheriff’s Office in June 1979. During his tenure, he has served in patrol, investigations and administration. Major McCrea retired in April 2009; however, returned to the Sheriff’s Office in February of 2017.

Major McCrea is currently over the Administrative Bureau with responsibilities for: Budget and Finance, Human Resources, Training, Pre-Trial Release Program, and Public Relations. Major McCrea is also the designated Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office.

Major Steve Sikes

Major Steven M. Sikes grew up in Muscogee County and graduated from Hardaway High School in 1987. He played baseball at Chattahoochee Valley Community College and received an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice. He then attended Troy State University where is obtained a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. He attended Executive Leadership training in 2014 hosted by FBI-LEEDA.

Major Sikes joined the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office in May of 1990. He has worked in the Detention Bureau, I.D. section, Patrol Division, Metro Narcotics Task Force and Criminal Investigations. He assisted with the 1996 Olympic games as well as the flood in Americus and Albany Georgia. He has been a member of the Mayor's Copper Theft Task Force and the Columbus Housing Authority Security Task Force.

He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September of 2001 and assigned to the Field Services Division. He was assigned as the Commander of the Criminal Investigative Unit in 2007 and promoted to Lieutenant March of 2009. He remained the Commander of the Criminal Investigative Unit until his promotion to Captain in February of 2017 and became second in command in the Operations Bureau. In November of 2019, he was promoted to Major in the Operations Bureau. He works closely with the United States Marshal's Services Columbus Office, the United States Marshal's South East Region Fugitive Task Force, the DEA as well as many other federal and state law enforcement agencies.

Major Terri B. Ezell

Major Terri B. Ezell is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Georgia and has been employed with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office for 34 years. Hired as a Jailer, Major Ezell was promoted to Deputy, Feb. 23, 1985, then Sergeant, April 4, 1987, and after earning her Associates in Science from Chattahoochee Valley State Community College, she was promoted to Lieutenant on June 8th of 1992. Soon after, she was promoted to Captain as Assistant Warden in 1993 while she worked to earn her Bachelors of Science. In August of 2000, she was promoted to Major. Major Terri B. Ezell currently holds her Masters Degree from Columbus State University.

Major Joan Wynn

As a Lifelong resident of Columbus and a Graduate of Baker High School, Major Joan Wynn started working for MCSO in 1986. She left the MCSO from 1990 to 1994 for employment with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. She returned to the MCSO in 1994 and has continued employment with the agency since that time. She earned her Bachelors Degree in 1987 and holds a Masters of Public Administration, which she was awarded in 2005 from the Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. She was appointed to Major in February 2017.