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Chief Jon Briggs began his career with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in August, 1995 as a Deputy Sheriff and is currently assigned as the Administrative Division Commander.

 A native of Belmont, North Carolina, Chief Briggs enlisted into the U. S. Air Force in May 1974 and began a career that culminated in his retirement after completing 21 years of active duty service in 1995.  Upon retirement from the Air Force, Chief Briggs accepted a position with the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office in Birmingham, Alabama as a Patrol Deputy and continued service there until his appointment with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.  Chief Briggs started his career with Montgomery County in the Patrol Division as a Deputy providing Criminal Patrol throughout Montgomery County.  During his assignment in the Patrol Division, Chief Briggs was tasked to serve as a DARE Instructor, Explorer Advisor, and Honor Guard Team Leader for the Sheriff's Office.  Later, Chief Briggs was selected and accepted an assignment to the Legal Services Division executing Arrest Warrants until his promotion to Sergeant in January 1998.  As a Sergeant, Chief Briggs returned to the Criminal Patrol Division as a Shift Supervisor and was responsible for the day to day operations of the 2nd Shift detail which was comprised of approximately 15 Patrol Deputies.  In December, 1999, Chief Briggs was assigned to the Administration Division as a Supervisor for the Communications Center.  His duties there included supervising the E-911 Emergency Communications Center, Radio maintenance, Computer Maintenance and support, Fleet maintenance, Grants Manager and Community Relations Supervisor.  In August, 2010 he was promoted in place to the rank of Lieutenant where he continued until his promotion to Captain in November, 2012. Upon his promotion to Captain, he assumed command the Patrol Division and was responsible for Patrol Operations within an 800 sq. mile area of Montgomery County.  The County is divided into 6 patrol districts that are patrolled by the 60 Deputy Sheriffs and 6 K-9 Officers assigned to his division.  During CY 2014, the Patrol Division responded to 41,062 calls for service.  Chief Briggs was promoted to the rank of Major in June of 2015.

Chief Jon Briggs was promoted to Assistant Chief Deputy November 20, 2017.