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U.S. Marshals Service

Middle District of Georgia

United States Marshal - John Cary Bittick

U.S. Marshal John Cary Bittick
U.S. Marshal John Cary Bittick
John Cary Bittick was sworn in as the United States Marshal for the Middle District of Georgia on June 10, 2018.

Established in 1926, the Middle District is comprised of 70 counties stretching diagonally from Georgia’s southwest borders with Florida and Alabama to the state’s northeastern border with South Carolina. The district’s five offices are located in Albany, Athens, Columbus, Valdosta, and Macon, which serves as the district headquarters.

Prior to his appointment as U.S. Marshal, Bittick served as Sheriff of Monroe County, Georgia, for 35 years. During his tenure, the Sheriff’s Office grew from 28 personnel to 128 staff members and achieved and maintained national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA). Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office’s C.A.R.E. (Child Abuse Reporting Enforcement) Cottage received the Excellence in Victim Services Award from the International Chiefs of Police.

While Monroe County Sheriff, Marshal Bittick personally served as a CALEA Commissioner (1993 - 2001), a Standards Committee Member for the American Correctional Association Board of Governors Standards Committee (2005 - 2008), a member of the FBI Director’s Advisory Committee (2001- 2005), President of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association (1999 - 2000), President of the National Sheriff’s Association (2001- 2002), member of the State and Local Law Enforcement Advisory Committee for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) (1998 - 2007), and as a board member for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center (2015 - 2018). In 1993, Marshal Bittick was honored as Georgia Sheriff of the Year, and in 2001, he received the Governor’s Public Safety Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2008, he was named Sheriff of the Year by the National Sheriff’s Association.

Marshal Bittick is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program (2007), the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, and the FBI National Academy’s 130thclass. An alumnus of Mercer University, Marshal Bittick earned his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1984.
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