Major David Tilford for Sheriff:

It is with great pride and excitement that I announce my intent to obtain the Republican nomination for Sheriff in the 2014 primary! I have been a member of the Shelby County Sheriff Department for 18 years and have held the positions of Jail Officer, Field Training Officer, Corporal, Detective Sergeant, interim Detective Captain, and currently hold the rank of Major as the Chief Deputy. I have been active in the Shelby County Republican party for the past several years. I am currently the Shelby West Precinct Committeeman and I am currently the Vice President of the Shelby County Republican Club.  I am a Life of Duty member of the NRA and support the Second Amendment of the Constitution. As the Chief Deputy of the Sheriff's Department, I have been immersed in the administrative tasks of managing one of the largest budgets within the county, and managing the largest number of employees over any other county office. I am also responsible for supervising and maintaining state compliance within the confines of the Shelby County Jail, the Sheriff's largest liability.  All of this is made possible due to the outstanding professional staff of your Sheriff's Department. It would be an honor to serve the citizens of Shelby County and the employees of the Shelby County Sheriff's Department in the capacity of Sheriff. 

  • To maintain a professional, ethical, and Constitutional Sheriff's Office.

  • Maintain the professional and open relations among all public safety within the community. 

  • Work hard to increase officer presence within the schools and around the community.

  • Continue to support the Second Amendment of the Constitution





  • Work to increase efforts toward proactively reducing the addictive drugs within our community.

  • Increase the Sheriff's Department role in community education. 

  • Work to provide more programs for inmates, within the jail, to reduce recidivism.