News from the Sheriff's Office

Dade County Sheriff Ray Cross wishes to announce his 2 newest deputies, and their appointments within the Dade County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Buddy Waters graduated the police academy, and has been assigned as the Community Service Officer. Duties included with that responsibility are:

*Supervision of inmate workers

*Coordinating and supervising inmate worker trash details

*Assignment of inmate workers

*Supervising community service workers

Deputy Charles Flatt Jr graduated the police academy, and has been assigned to road patrol "B" Shift. Deputy Flatt is a lifelong resident of Dade County, a military veteran, and his family has a  long history of public service.

2017 Hope for the Holidays

Photo by The Mountain~Valley Independent

Saturday, Dec. 16th, Dade County Sheriff’s Office handed out toys for our "Hope for the Holidays" program. The children enjoyed getting their picture with Santa, as well as making Christmas cookies, while Sheriff Ray Cross and Chief Deputy Tommy Bradford loaded the parent’s cars with toys.


THANK YOU to everyone that donated money and/or toys. Due to the overwhelming generosity, we were able to help over 100 kids this year!


Sheriff Ray Cross wants every church, family, individual, school, and the businesses that donated, to know how much your generosity is greatly appreciated!


Also, we appreciate our volunteers, that take time out of their schedule to make sure this event is always a success!


Volunteers for this event:


Back Row: Carolyn Bradford, Carolyn Bradford-Lane, Major Tommy Bradford, Rebecca Hill, Mary Ann Bradford


Front Row: Santa Claus and Sheriff Ray Cross.