The position of Sheriff is the oldest law enforcement position in history having roots dating back to medieval England. Today, the office of the County Sheriff serves as the chief law enforcement officer for the county and is elected by its citizens.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office administration division consists of the Sheriff, the Chief Deputy, and their civilian staff who assist in the processing of gun purchase permit applications, concealed handgun carry applications, and the day to day business operations of the Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Alan C. Jones
Sheriff of Caldwell County
· Dedicated to training and education.
· Diversified, applicable knowledge and education background
· Problem solving skills by recognizing and resolving variety of problems through the community.
· Cooperative skills by being able to work with city officials to accomplish common goals
· Upholding the public’s trust through honesty, integrity and accepting responsibility for my actions.
· The honest treatment of people, free from self-interest, prejudice and favoritism regardless of race or status.
Sheriff of Caldwell County – 2007 – Present
· Patriot Award, North Carolina Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
· Acceptance to the FBI Academy
· Republican Man of the Year, Caldwell County
Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office – Lenoir, North Carolina 2003-2007
Chief Deputy of a department with 120 employees responsible for the daily operation and prioritization of work throughout the organization. This position also requires strategic and future planning for the organization as well as supervising division heads within this agency. Other requirements include developing policy, supervising the County Jail operations along with Bailiff’s and the Civil Process Division. Personnel Files including mandatory training have to continuously be updated and maintained. The Internal Affairs division requires supervision on every internal investigation that is conducted. Supervising this division also requires the discipline of department employees when necessary. The position demand considerable initiative and considerable tact.
· Appointed to the Basic Law Enforcement Training Advisory Committee for Caldwell Community College.
· Awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards.
· Appointed to the Caldwell County Shared Leave Committee
· Appointed to the Caldwell County Executive Committee.
· Completed the Department of Justice Weapons of Mass Destruction.
· Appointed Sheriff of Caldwell County.
Lenoir Police Department – Lenoir, North Carolina 1988-2003
Lieutenant with the patrol division – Supervised an eight person platoon along with traffic units and parking enforcement personnel. Monthly reports were completed on the entire platoon along with compiling daily reports. Lieutenants performed all operational activities for the platoon, for example, daily assignments, employee appraisals, ensure policy and procedure were followed, proof reading all reports and making sure each officer was on their career tracking curriculum. Lieutenants made sure that the Community Policing Philosophy was being carried out and if a certain area of the city had problems then the Lieutenant took care of that problem without letting it continue.
· Completed the Police Law Institute I, II, III and IV.
· Certified by the International Institute for Community Oriented Policing.
· Certified General and Specialized Instructor by North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Standards.
· Awarded Officer of the year in 1994.
· Awarded Advanced Law Enforcement Certification from North Carolina Criminal Justice Training Standards.
· One of the youngest officers ever promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
SLC – N.C. Sheriff’s Leadership School – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina (March 2012)
FBI – National Academy – Federal Bureau of Investigation, Quantico, Virginia (March 2009)
SLC – N.C. Sheriff’s Leadership School – Duke University, North Carolina (February 2007- March 2008)
MPA – Public Administration – Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (May 2006)
SPI – Southern Police Institute – University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (November 1998)
BLET – Basic Law Enforcement Training – Western Piedmont Community College, Morganton, North Carolina (December 1988)
BS – Criminal Justice – Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina (May 1988)
Diploma – High School – West Caldwell, Lenoir, North Carolina (June 1983)
Commission and Committees
· North Carolina Sheriff’s Training & Standards Commission (District 9), (September 2012-Present)
· North Carolina Sheriff’s Training Committee
· North Carolina Sheriff’s Traumatic Incident Response Team
· North Carolina Sheriff’s Sergeants-At-Arms Committee
· Professional Associations
· North Carolina Police Executives
· Southern State Police Benevolent Association
· North Carolina Southern Police Institute Association
· Southern Police Institute Alumni Association
· National Sheriff’s Association
· North Carolina Sheriff’s Association
· North Carolina FBINA Association
Major Marc Jardon is a 26 year law enforcement veteran. He joined the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office on January 1, 2007 when he was assigned to the Investigations Division as Narcotics Detective. Jardon was promoted to Detention Captain in 2009 and Investigations Captain in 2013. He was appointed to Major/Chief Deputy, by Sheriff Alan Jones on July 5, 2017.
As the Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Major Jardon is responsible for monitoring budgetary and personnel matters as well as overseeing the daily operations of the Sheriff’s office.
In the Sheriff’s absence he is responsible for many other duties associated with the Office of Sheriff.
Major Jardon began his law enforcement career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections in 1990. After working with NCDOC for over 13 years Major Jardon left law enforcement for a brief period. In 2004 Major Jardon began working with Avery County Sheriff’s Office as a Narcotics Detective. After almost 2 years with Avery County Sheriff’s Office Major Jardon then went on to Banner Elk Police Department in late 2006 to be a Narcotics Detective.
Major Jardon obtained his Advanced Certification from North Carolina Sheriff’s Standards in July of 2016.