Clarke County Sheriff’s Office promotes new chief deputy

Clarke County's new Chief Deputy Frank Woods, right, with Sheriff John Williams, center, and fellow Chief Deputy UnTwann Leverette.

The Clarke County Sheriff’s Office has promoted a second chief deputy. Sheriff John Williams on Thursday announced the promotion of Major Frank Woods to the post. Chief Deputy Woods joins Chief Deputy UnTwann Leverette in managing the sheriff’s office’s day-to-day operations. Woods will be in charge of the jail and training units while Leverette will oversee court and field sections.

“As a Sheriff, it is important to have good and experienced people who also work well as a team. Chief Leverette and Chief Woods have shown a level of dedication and professionalism that reflects the values of the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office as well as the Clarke County community,” remarks Sheriff Williams. “I am honored to have these two community-focused men by my side as we lead CCSO into the future. These two Chief Deputies, all of our Captains, and focal leaders are working hard to make this the best environment possible for our staff, community, and the incarcerated subjects we are responsible for each day.”

Chief Deputy Woods has over 25 years of experience in law enforcement. He started his career as a deputy in the Gwinnett County Jail in 1994. He rose through the ranks and was assistant jail commander when he retired from the agency in 2021. He joined the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office in January of this year.

Chief Deputy Leverette, a Hartwell native, began his law enforcement career in 2010 with the Athens-Clarke County Police Department. He held various jobs within the department. He was serving as commander of the Recruiting and Retention Unit for ACCPD when he transitioned to the sheriff’s office.

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