Sheriff Olson began his career with the Dale County Sheriff's Office in 1995 serving as a dispatcher and correctional officer. Sheriff Olson has worked his way up the ranks, having completed assignments in patrol and investigations. Sheriff Olson was elected Sheriff by the people of Dale County in 2007. Sheriff Olson is a 2007 graduate of the National Sheriff's Institute in Longmont, Co, where he was elected class president.
Sheriff Olson was awarded the Veterans of Foreign Wars State and National Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award as well as the Victims of Crime and Leniency (V.O.C.A.L.) State Law Enforcement of the Year in 2013 for his leadership and dedication during the 2013 Midland City Hostage Rescue.
Sheriff Olson is involved in many civic and professional organizations, including the Ozark Kiwanis Club, South Alabama Boy's and Girl's Club, Wallace College Criminal Justice Advisory Board and executive board member of the Alabama Sheriff's Association.
Sheriff Olson is a lifelong resident of Dale County and a 1991 graduate of G.W. Long High School in Skipperville, AL.
In 2008, Chief Deputy Bynum began working at the Dale County Jail as a transport deputy. He has worked assignments in patrol and investigations. He was previously assigned to the 33rd Judicial Circuit's Wiregrass Violent Crime/Drug Task force that investigates violent crime and drug activity throughout Dale County.
Chief Deputy Bynum currently oversees the day-to-day operations of the Sheriff's Office, and serves as the commander of the Sheriff's Emergency Response Team.
Chief Deputy Bynum was born and raised in Dale County and is a 2003 graduate of G.W. Long High School and 2007 graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor's degree in Criminology.