Operations / Special Operations Bureau - 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 received an Associates Degree from Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Criminal Justice. He is a graduate of Class 9 of the Georgia Chiefs of Police Command College, graduate of The Federal Bureau of Investigations Executive Leadership course, graduate of the 2005 – 2006 class of Leadership Columbus. Major Massey serves as Chairman of Georgia Sheriff’s Associations Sex Offender Task Force.

Major Massey has been with the Sheriff’s Office for 33 years and has been assigned to the Detention Bureau, Administration, Patrol and Investigations. He has served as a member of the Sheriff’s Special Response Team, Mobile Field Force, and Mobile Command units.

Major Massey was promoted from Captain to Major January 1, 2009 and currently oversees the Operations Bureau that consist of Patrol, Courts, Investigations, Communications and Government Buildings Security.


About the Operations Bureau

The Operations Bureau consists of the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations / Felony Apprehension Division, Courts Division, Communications and Government Building Security.

Uniform Patrol Division

Sheriff Patrol DivisionThe Uniform Patrol Division provides continuous patrol services for the citizens and government of Muscogee County, Georgia, and ensures the vital support needs of all Divisions of the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office are met. Duties and responsibilities of this section are the following, but are not limited to: service of civil processes and orders, criminal warrants, prisoner transport, extraditions, emergency first responders, sex offender monitoring and enforcement, traffic enforcement and investigation, communications and dispatch, security and executive protection of officials and government infra-structure.

Criminal Investigations / Felony Apprehension / Intelligence Division

The Criminal Investigative / Felony Apprehension Units are responsible for providing Investigative and Fugitive apprehension services for Muscogee County, Georgia. Other responsibilities of this unit include but are not limited to the following: participation in the Columbus, Georgia United States Marshal’s Office Ad Hoc Fugitive Task Force, assisting the Metro Narcotics Task Force, assisting all Federal and State Agencies, providing investigative assistance to the District Attorney’s Office, conducting criminal internal investigations, proactive crime control functions, executive and dignitary protection.

Courts Division

The Court Division is responsible for providing service and protection to seven Superior Courts, two State Courts, one Magistrate Court, one Probate Court and one Juvenile Court.

Special Operations

Special Operations consists of specialized teams that perform specific functions within the Muscogee County Sheriff's Department. All specialized teams are full service response Units that meet minimum level II standards under the National Incident Management Resource Typing System. Our canine services are inclusive of a Patrol/Narcotics Canine (Rex), Explosive/Firearms Canine (Ralph).

Specialized Teams:

  • Special Response Team (S.R.T.)
  • Hazardous Device Response Team
  • Canine Team
  • Metro Tactical Medics
  • Forward Observers
  • Forensic Divers

Mobile Command Units and Strike Team

The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office Operations Bureau, under the direction of the Sheriff and Chief Deputy, is resourced with a state of the art Mobile Command Unit and Mobile personnel Unit. The Mobile Command Unit is equipped with the latest satellite communications capability to include inter-operating most any type communication used by various public safety agencies nationally. The Mobile Command Unit is staffed by a highly trained strike team of ten personnel who are ready for deployment at a moments notice. The Mobile Command Unit’s call sign is the “Guardian” and has been planned and designed to sustain business continuity in the event our infrastructure is ever compromised especially regarding the operations of the Muscogee County Jail that houses over an average of 1,000 inmates on a daily basis.

Operations Bureau Staffing

As the Commander of the Operations Bureau, please feel free to contact any of the below listed Operations personnel or myself regarding any questions, comments, concerns you may have at 706-653-4225. E-mails are also welcomed.
•  Major Mike Massey, Operations / Special Operations Bureau
•  Lieutenant Ricky Hinton, Court Division
•  Lieutenant Steve Sikes, Criminal Division
•  Lieutenant William Jesse, Operations Administration
•  Lieutenant Myron Strange, Patrol Division
•  Lieutenant Mac Drake, Patrol Division
•  Lieutenant Brad Hicks, Special Operations