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The Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office is structured into two bureaus: Administrative and Operational. Both bureaus fall under the direction of the Sheriff and the Chief.   

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The Administrative Bureau is comprised of the Administrative Services Division, the Jail Operations Division, and the Support Operations Division. The Administrative Bureau is commanded by Deputy Chief Melanie Jones

Bureau Director

Deputy Chief Melanie Jones

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Deputy Chief Melanie Jones is a multi-certified peace officer dedicated to maintaining the Gwinnett standard of excellence. She began her career with the Gwinnett County Police Department in 2004 and joined the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office in 2005. Deputy Chief Jones has dedicated over 19 years to providing outstanding service and achieving customer success by specializing in organizational leadership, fiscal management, forensic polygraphy, recruitment, and retention at the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. During her career, she has performed critical roles in the Jail Operations Division, Administrative Services Division, Support Operations Division, and Field Operations Division. Deputy Chief Jones has earned promotions at regular intervals. As a Background Investigations Sergeant, she directed the Administrative Units, including Background Investigations, Internal Affairs, and Recruitment. Promoted to Lieutenant in December 2019, she served as the Commander of the Professional Standards Section and Public Information Officer. In January 2021, she was appointed by Sheriff Keybo Taylor to Assistant Chief Deputy and served as the Commander of the Administrative Services Division. Further evident of her exemplary level of leadership and service, she was promoted to Deputy Chief in December 2021 and currently serves as Director of the Administrative Bureau, overseeing the Jail Operations Division, Support Operations Division and Administrative Services Division. She has more than 2,000 hours of basic and specialized training. 770.822.3825

Bureau Director

Deputy Chief Marcelino Laboy

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Deputy Chief Marcelino LaBoy began his career with the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office in 1993. During his career, he has earned promotions at regular intervals and has worked in several areas of the agency. He served in the Narcotics Unit, Court Operations Division, Family Violence Unit, Investigative Services Unit, Field Operations Division, and Jail Operations Division. Promoted to Lieutenant in 2015, he served as second in command in the Criminal Investigations Section. In 2018, Deputy Chief LaBoy was appointed Captain and served as second in command in the Field Operations Division. Additionally, he has served as the Major in the Jail Operations Division. Deputy Chief LaBoy has obtained more than 3,000 hours of basic and specialized training. He is a United States Navy veteran. 770.822.3825

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The Operations Bureau is comprised of the Field Operations Division and the Court Operations Division. The Operations Bureau is commanded by Deputy Chief Marcelino LaBoy.

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