Bio on the Sheriff

Jimmy Abbett
Sheriff

Jimmy Abbett, a Tallapoosa County native has been in law enforcement for the past 40 years and is currently serving in his sixth term as Sheriff of Tallapoosa County.

Sheriff Abbett's career...

  • 1968 as a State Trooper Cadet. In 1970, he was promoted to the rank of Trooper assigned to the Highway Patrol Division.
  • In 1973, he was assigned to the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, a division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety. He remained in the A.B.I. division as a field agent where he was promoted to the rank of Corporal and Sergeant.
  • In 1989, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, serving as the Operational Officer for the Alabama Bureau Investigation.
  • In 1991, he was promoted to the rank of Captain assigned to the Service Division with the Alabama Department of Public Safety as the Commander of the Alabama Criminal Justice Training Center.
  • In 1992, he was reassigned to the Administrative Division while serving as Commander of the Criminal Intelligence Center for the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
  • In 1993, he was appointed by the Governor to serve as the Assistant Director for the Alabama Department of Public Safety.
  • Sheriff Abbett retired from the Alabama Department of Public Safety in 1994 after 25 years.
  • In 1994, the citizens of Tallapoosa County elected Sheriff Abbett to the Office of Sheriff.

Sheriff Abbett is ...

  • committed to the training needs for not only the department, but also the law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Alabama serving as the Chairman of the Alabama Peace Officers and Training Commission.
  • committed to the citizens of Tallapoosa County to provide professional law enforcement service. The department and its personnel are committed in providing the best service to the citizens.

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    316 Industrial Park Drive
    Dadeville, AL 36853
    Phone (256) 825-4264
    Fax (256) 825-1012
    sheriff@tallaco.com
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