Bibb County Sheriff Jody Wade was appointed to his office by the Office of the Governor following the untimely death of former Sheriff Keith Hannah in December 2016. At the time of his appointment he had already served as an officer in the department since 1999.
Wade defeated several opponents in the June 2018 Republican Primary and faced no opposition in the November General Election. After the November results are counted and certified his election is official and his first elected four year term begins in January 2019.
Sheriff Wade told The Bibb Voice: “I am very appreciative to the voters of Bibb County for their confidence in me and for their overwhelming vote in this election. I promise to do my best for the citizens of this county and to represent the interests of those I am sworn to protect. I will work to improve my department with better working conditions, better equipment and will use my efforts to obtain increases in pay and benefits for the deputies and employees of my department while I am in office.”