Tim Norton

Sheriff's Office
Title: Sheriff
Tim Norton

Sheriff Tim Norton was born in Pennsylvania and started his law enforcement career there in 1984.

In 1986 he accepted a position with Phoenix Police Department, and spent the next 30 years in various assignments including Recruit Training Officer, Field Training Officer, and lead K9 Trainer. Over his distinguished career he was also President of the Fraternal Order of Police Phoenix Lodge 2 and Southwest Regional Director for the Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association.

Sheriff Norton's achievements while serving in Phoenix include:

  • Executive Board Member and Certifying Official for the National Police Canine Association
  • Received the Special Recognition Award from the United States Drug Enforcement Agency
  • Has taken over $2 million in drug money and $5 million worth of illegal narcotics off the streets
  • Recognized by America's Most Wanted for catching one of their top 10 fugitives
  • Received awards and commendations including the Medal of Life Saving, Medal of Valor and Medal of Merit

Elbert County
Sheriff Norton moved to Elbert County in June 2016 after retiring from Phoenix Police Department. As Sheriff, his priorities include:

  • Customer service
  • Community-based policing
  • Building relationships with citizens and businesses in Elbert County
  • Working as a team with all first responders in Elbert County and surrounding communities


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