Madison County Sheriff’s Deputy Captain Randy Tucker To Run for Madison County Sheriff

Randall “Randy” Tucker of Gluckstadt announced today that he will be a candidate for Madison County Sheriff in November.

“My campaign for Sheriff will be about maintaining the professionalism, integrity and high quality of law enforcement in Madison County. I believe the Sheriff’s Department should vigorously protect the citizens of the county and enforce the laws of Mississippi, with no exceptions,” stated Tucker. He added, “As Madison County Sheriff, I will continue the high level of law enforcement and justice Madison County residents expect and have enjoyed under Sheriff Toby Trowbridge.”

“As a husband, father, longtime law enforcement officer and current Captain in the Madison County Sheriff‘s Department, I know and understand that integrity and justice go hand-in-hand,” stated Tucker. “I am proud of Madison County and proud that it is a place where people feel safe and want to raise their families.”

Randy Tucker has been a sworn law enforcement officer for 17 years, having graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in 1994. He first worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Detention Center under Sheriff Hopkins and was then employed by the Canton Police Department, where he was a patrolman before being assigned to the Narcotics Division where he was promoted to supervisor. In 2000, Tucker returned to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department, assigned to the Narcotics Division and in 2002 was promoted to chief officer of the Narcotics Division, where he currently serves as Captain.

As a law enforcement officer, Tucker has received formal, specialized training and graduated from courses in Undercover Investigations, Narcotics Investigations, Criminal Patrol, Clandestine Methamphetamine Labs, Violent Street Gang Investigations, Crisis / Hostage Negotiations and Management, First Line Supervisor, Advanced Supervisor and Asset Seizure and Forfeiture.

The Narcotics Division under Tucker, recently received the highest award from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in Ashville, North Carolina, for their work on a cocaine investigation, earning them the award for the Southeastern Case of the Year.

During his career in law enforcement in Madison County, Tucker has received Outstanding Narcotics Agents awards, Officer of the Month awards, served as Mentor for the National Guard Youth Challenge Program, served on the Madison Ridgeland Youth Club Baseball Board and spoken at numerous schools and functions such as Lions Clubs and the Madison Ridgeland Rotary Club.

Tucker, 41, grew up in Madison County where he and his family currently reside. He is a graduate of Madison Ridgeland High School. Tucker has been married to the former Michelle Gainey of Canton for eighteen years and has two children: Stephen and Kyle. Tucker and his family are long-time members of Grace Chapel in Madison.

Randy Tucker Press Release
1/18/11