Muscogee County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy Troy Culpepper

Troy Culpepper was appointed Chief Deputy of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office in February of 2017 by Sheriff Donna Tompkins. As a life-long resident of Muscogee County, Chief has served with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office for over 31 years. As a Class IV graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Chief holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration, His Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice, and has attended numerous professional training schools and conferences throughout his career. Troy Culpepper has served most all of the Bureaus of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office and has received multiple recognitions throughout his career, including Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Deputy Chief John Fitzpatrick

Deputy Chief Fitzpatrick began his career with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office as a Jailer on August 3, 1985. Promoted to Deputy in 1989, Deputy Chief Fitzpatrick obtained the rank of Sergeant in January of 1993 and Lieutenant in April of 2000. Deputy Chief Fitzpatrick has experience as a Squad Commander, Grievance Officer and Peer Counselor. He has worked with the Muscogee County Recorder's Court and Chaplain Services. As a graduate of Troy State University and the Command College of Columbus State University, Deputy Chief Fitzpatrick was appointed to Deputy Chief of Corrections by Sheriff Donna Tompkins in 2017.

Major Joe McCrea

Major Joe McCrea is a life-long resident of Columbus, graduating from Baker High School. He has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Public Administration, both obtained from Columbus State University. Major McCrea is also a graduate of Class 3 of the Georgia Chiefs of Police.

Major McCrea started with the Sheriff’s Office in June 1979. During his tenure, he has served in patrol, investigations and administration. Major McCrea retired in April 2009; however, returned to the Sheriff’s Office in February of 2017.

Major McCrea is currently over the Administrative Bureau with responsibilities for: Budget and Finance, Human Resources, Training, Pre-Trial Release Program, and Public Relations. Major McCrea is also the designated Public Information Officer for the Sheriff’s Office.

Major Mike Massey

Major Mike Massey has been a resident of Muscogee County his entire life. He is a graduate of Jordan Vocational High School. He is a United States Air Force Veteran. He received an Associates Degree from Chattahoochee Valley Community College. He is a graduate of Class 9 of the Georgia Chiefs of Police. The Federal Bureau of Investigations Executive Leadership course, graduate of the 2005-2006 class Leadership Columbus. Major Massey served as Chairman of the Georgia Sheriff's Association's Sex Offender Task Force 2013-2016 and as board member 2006-2013. Member of the Mayors Copper Theft Task Force. He also is a member of the Muscogee County School Districts Security Task Force and the Columbus Housing Authority Security Task Force.

Major Massey has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 35 years and has been assigned to the Detention Bureau, Administration, Patrol and Investigations. Major Massey has served as Sheriff’s Command during several natural disasters and world events such as Hurricane Katrina, Georgia Floods of 1988, G-8, 1996 Olympic games and currently works with all federal and state agencies on special events.

Major Massey was promoted from Captain to Major January 1, 2009 and currently oversees the Operations Bureau that consists of Field Services, Courts, Investigations, Fugitive Apprehension, Communications, Government Facilities Security, and Sex Offender registration and verifications. He also commands a multi-divisional Special Operations Bureau which consists of Mobile Command, K-9, Explosives Team, Special Response Team, Sniper Group, Hostage / Crisis negotiation Team.

Major Larry Mitchell

Major Larry Mitchell began his career with the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer on December 7, 1985. Major Mitchell progressed through the ranks as a Deputy in 1989, Sergeant (1992), Lieutenant (1993), Captain (2007) and Major on October 9, 2015. His previous experience includes being a Squad Commander, Chief Clerk of Recorders Court, Assistant Warden (Security), and Administrative Bureau Commander. Major Mitchell is a graduate of Troy State University. On February 14, 2017 Major Mitchell was appointed by Sheriff Donna Tompkins as the Warden of the County Jail.

Major Terri B. Ezell

Major Terri B. Ezell is a lifelong resident of Columbus, Georgia and has been employed with the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office for 34 years. Hired as a Jailer, Major Ezell was promoted to Deputy, Feb. 23, 1985, then Sergeant, April 4, 1987, and after earning her Associates in Science from Chattahoochee Valley State Community College, she was promoted to Lieutenant on June 8th of 1992. Soon after, she was promoted to Captain as Assistant Warden in 1993 while she worked to earn her Bachelors of Science. In August of 2000, she was promoted to Major. Major Terri B. Ezell currently holds her Masters Degree from Columbus State University.

Major Joan Wynn

As a Lifelong resident of Columbus and a Graduate of Baker High School, Major Joan Wynn started working for MCSO in 1986. She left the MCSO from 1990 to 1994 for employment with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. She returned to the MCSO in 1994 and has continued employment with the agency since that time. She earned her Bachelors Degree in 1987 and holds a Masters of Public Administration, which she was awarded in 2005 from the Law Enforcement Command College at Columbus State University. She was appointed to Major in February 2017.