Dawson County Sheriff's Office

Chief Deputy

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Lieutenant Colonel John Cagle holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He has served as an adjunct professor of Criminal Justice at North Georgia Technical College and Lanier Technical College. Additionally, he serves as a guest lecturer for the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.

Lieutenant Colonel Cagle began his law enforcement career in 1979 with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. During his time with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, he worked in several units that conducted an array of criminal investigations such as undercover drug investigations, political corruption, and high profile death investigations. Lieutenant Colonel Cagle retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in March 2008 as the special agent in charge of the Field Division office located in Cleveland, Georgia. This office assists law enforcement agencies in fourteen counties of North Georgia.

Following his retirement from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Lieutenant Colonel Cagle accepted a position in May 2008 with the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office as major of the Criminal Investigations Division. Since accepting the position of major, John Cagle has been promoted to lieutenant colonel and currently serves as chief deputy for the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office.

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