Sheriff Mason Bynum began his law enforcement career with the Auburn Police Department in 2005 as a Student Public Safety Specialist and then as a Police Officer assigned to the Patrol Division.
In 2008, Sheriff Bynum began working with the Dale County Sheriff's Office as a Transport Deputy assigned to the Dale County Jail. Shortly after he transferred and was assigned to the Patrol Division.
He then was promoted to Investigator and worked with the 33rd Judicial Circuit's Wiregrass Violent Crime/Drug Task Force that investigated violent crimes and drug activity throughout Dale County.
Sheriff Bynum was promoted to Captain in 2014 and was commander over the Patrol and Investigations Divisions.
In 2016 Sheriff Bynum was appointed Chief Deputy and oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Dale County Sheriff's Office.
In 2023, at the age of 37, he was sworn in as Sheriff of Dale County.
He is a 2003 graduate of G.W. Long High School and 2007 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology. He graduated from the Northeast Alabama Law Enforcement Academy in 2008.
In 2000, Chief Deputy Anderson began working with the Dale County Sheriff's Office as a Patrol Deputy. In 2007 he was promoted to Lieutenant and supervised the Dayshift Patrol. In 2016 he was promoted to Captain and was Commander over the Patrol and Investigation Divisions.
Chief Deputy Anderson was promoted to his current rank in 2023 and oversees day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office.
Chief Deputy Anderson was raised in Dale County and is a 1993 graduate of Carroll High School. He graduated from the Montgomery Police Academy on September 12, 2001.