Sheriff Randy Tucker
Randy Tucker became Madison County’s Sheriff in January 2012, after working as a law enforcement officer for more than 22 years. He has dedicated his life to protecting the citizens of Madison County and enforcing the laws of Mississippi.
Sheriff Tucker believes it is a critical time to be on the frontline fighting crime and working with all law enforcement, so Madison County continues to be a place to proudly call home.
Sheriff Tucker has led numerous operations which have resulted in the arrest of numerous drug dealers, drugs, thousands of dollars, firearms and vehicles.
Tucker also accomplished the following:
- Protecting our Deputies: We purchased and upgraded new guns, bullet proof vests and upgraded the cameras in every vehicle using money that was seized through drug busts.
- Watching the Sex Offenders: We partnered with the United States Marshal’s Service to visually see each sex offender annually.
- Active Shooter Program: Worked with local law enforcement to host several active shooter training scenarios so that each department will be able to implement the same emergency plan.
- Drug Eradication: We removed top level drug dealers from our streets and shut down one of the largest marijuana farms in Madison County.
- The Madison County Advisory Group was established to serve as a liaison between residents and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. It empowered residents, homeowner associations, businesses and civic clubs to work with our office to keep crime down.
- We launched an interactive website so the community could have the Sheriff’s Department right in their homes.
- We were one of the first to create and launch an APP so the citizens can always have the Sheriff’s Department with them. We are also able to warn the community of any emergency through this technology.
- We were the first to implement CountyLync, a video arraignment system that reduces labor costs and risks of transporting prisoners.
- We recently implemented a new digital radio system.
Sheriff Tucker fully staffed the department by hiring new deputies and instituting the Explorer Program, which allows youth to see firsthand how law enforcement works, through a boot camp and classroom atmosphere. Sheriff Tucker has been proud to welcome new graduates who will provide assistance to the Department.
He graduated from the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in 1994 and first worked for the Madison County Sheriff’s Detention Center. He was then employed by the Canton Police Department, as a patrolman before being assigned to the Narcotics Division and promoted to supervisor.
In 2000, Sheriff Tucker returned to the Madison County Sheriff’s Department and was assigned to the Narcotics Division. In 2002, he was promoted to chief officer of the Narcotics Division, where he served as Captain for more than 10 years.
As a law enforcement officer, Sheriff 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.
While leading the Narcotics Division, Tucker and his team received the highest award from the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) in Ashville, North Carolina, for their work in a cocaine investigation, earning the award for the Southeastern Case of the Year.
A graduate of Madison Ridgeland High School, Sheriff Tucker grew up in Madison County and has resided in Madison County for more than 40 years. Tucker has two sons, Stephen and Kyle. Sheriff Tucker and his family are long-time members of Grace Chapel Church in Madison.
In 2015, Sheriff Tucker was appointed to the Legislative Committee for the Mississippi Sheriff’s Association.
Sheriff Tucker served as president of Canton Academy. He spends his leisure time helping struggling teens as a mentor with the National Guard Youth Challenge Program.