Carissa McFaddin, Major
The Headquarters Bureau is responsible for all functions of jail and court operations within the Banks County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to those, Support Services Command is responsible for many other functions within the agency. Some of these include:
- Detention center and facilities maintenance
- Court Services
- Inmate Movement
- Fleet Management
- Quartermaster Services
- Other areas of logistical support
About Major McFaddin
Carissa McFaddin currently holds the title of Major within the Headquarters Bureau of the Banks County Sheriff’s Office. She is first in command within the Bureau and is responsible for the daily executive management of Banks County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center, Banks County Courthouse, Facilities and Projects, Quartermaster and Fleet Management, Terminal Agency Coordinator, Central Operations, Inmate Work Detail, Excess Property Program, Human Resources and the Administrative Office.
Major McFaddin began her law enforcement career in 2006 at Elbert County Sheriff’s Office where she commenced as a patrol deputy. She was promoted to Deputy First Class in 2007 and again promoted to Corporal in 2009 where she served as assistant shift commander. In the fall of 2009, Major McFaddin was promotionally transferred to the S.T.E.A.L.T.H. Unit where she gained extensive training and certification in the area of traffic enforcement, vehicle collisions, vehicular fatalities, impaired driving, child passenger safety and community oriented policing.
In May of 2013, Major McFaddin left Elbert County Sheriff’s Office to continue her career path at Banks County Sheriff’s Office. As a patrol deputy, she gained certification through Georgia as a field training officer. In August of 2013, Major McFaddin was transferred to the newly created position of Office of Professional Standards where she gained specialized certification through GACP (Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police) as State Certification Manager and Assessor and as Public Information Officer through GEMA (Georgia Emergency Management). In this role, Major McFaddin pushed to pursue the state certification standards by implementing, editing and updating policy procedures and operations along with working with the community and media regarding the affairs of Banks County Sheriff’s Office.
At the beginning of 2014, Major McFaddin was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where she took on the additional role of Evidence Custodian and Agency Training Coordinator. Captain McFaddin obtained specialized certifications during 2014 through Georgia in the following areas: Certified Marijuana Examiner; Property and Evidence Room Management; Crisis Intervention Team Certification; General Instructor; Taser Instructor; Basic SWAT; ASP Instructor; Hostage Negotiations; and Incident Command System 300/400.
From 2014 to 2016, Major McFaddin did accomplish the implementation of the agency’s organized boards for use of force and pursuit reviews, risk analysis, promotional reviews and hiring reviews; revamped the hiring process to include physical agility testing, reading comprehension and problem solving, voice stress analysis, psychological evaluation and physical examinations; developed thorough field training programs which were implemented in all divisions and units within Banks County Sheriff’s Office; and thoroughly enhanced the evidence and property room along with its processes to meet and exceed Georgia’s State Certification Standards.
Major McFaddin was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant over Office of Professional Standards and Training in May 2016, where she then took on an additional duty of Internal Affairs and passed on the role of Evidence Custodian to a highly trained and experience specialist. The extensive workload in preparation for Georgia State Certification proved to be successful for in the fall of 2016. Banks County Sheriff’s Office was granted the status of a state certified agency in law enforcement after a very successful audit. Major McFaddin was granted recognition through Georgia for this great accomplishment and for the exceptional effort in gaining certification status during Sheriff Carlton Speed’s first term in office.
In 2017, Major McFaddin graduated from Liberty University where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice—Public Administration. In addition, she was selected and appointed to a position, which she still holds, on the Georgia State Certification Committee through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Also during this year, Major McFaddin gained her Supervisory Certification through Georgia and began her specialized certification of Human Resource Management through University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Her projected graduation date is set for the Spring of 2022.
Major McFaddin was promoted to Captain of Support Services in April of 2018 where she was responsible for the Detention Center, Court Services, Quartermaster, Office of Professional Standards, Training, Fleet Management, Community Affairs and Public Information. In August 2018, she completed the FBI Georgia Law Enforcement Executive Development Course where she received certification through Reinhardt University. In the Fall of 2018, she attended Sam Houston University in Texas where she received certification through the National Jail Leadership Command Academy (Class 30).
In May 2019, Major McFaddin was transferred to Captain of the Uniform Patrol Division. She held the role of Division Commander for which she oversaw the daily operations of Patrol, Canine Unit, S.T.E.P. (Selective Traffic Enforcement Program) Unit, and H.E.R.O. (Heightened Emergency Response Officer) Unit. Most recently in September of 2020, she was promoted to her current position of Major within the Headquarters Bureau. In this position, she oversees the Detention Division and Central Operations; Court Services Division and Warrants Unit; Terminal Agency Coordinator; Facilities and Projects Unit; Quartermaster and Fleet Unit; Inmate Work Detail; Excess Property Program; Human Resources and the Administrative Office.