Sheriff Al St. Lawrence  

 

PERSONAL:

  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Born in Dover, New Hampshire - July 12, 1934.

EDUCATION:

MILITARY SERVICE:

  • Enlisted United States Air Force - January, 1952.
  • Stationed at Hunter Air Force Base, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Discharged January, 1956 - Honorable Discharge.

EMPLOYMENT:

  • Chatham County Police Patrolman - March 15, 1959.
  • Ascended through ranks as Corporal, Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Asst Chief of Police.
  • Appointed Chief of Police August, 1971.
  • Retired as Chief in April, 1992.
  • Elected as Sheriff in Chatham County - May, 1992.

AWARDS:

  • Chatham County Policeman of the Year - 1965.
  • Appointed to GA Organized Crime Prev. Council by Gov. James E. Carter - 1973
  • Appointed to Peace Officers Standards and Training Council (POST) Regulatory agency overall Peace Officers in State of Georgia) - 1985. Reappointed by Gov. Joe Frank Harris - 1989. Currently serving as Chairman for second term.
  • Elected President of Island Exchange Club - 1986.
  • Awarded Executive Certificate - July 1987. Highest level of achievement for Peace Officers in the State of Georgia.
  • Past President of FBI National Academy Associates.
  • Appointed by City of Savannah to Crime Collaborative.
  • Member of Olympic Security Support Group.
  • Four term President of Chatham County Chief's Association.
  • Member of Chatham County Emergency Medical Advisory Council.
  • Georgia Sheriff's Association Distinguished Humanitarian Award - 1992.
  • Georgia Chiefs of Police Assoc. Outstanding Chief Award - 1990.
  • Georgia Sheriff's Association Sheriff of the Year - 1995.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

  • Georgia Sheriff's Association
  • National Sheriff's Association
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police
  • FBI National Academy Associates Georgia Chapter
  • Peace Officers Association of Georgia
  • Member of Islands Exchange Club
  • Member of Peace Officers Annuity and Benefit Fund