Cherokee County, Georgia

A Nationally Accredited Agency

As members of the Cherokee Marshal’s Office, we accept responsibility and are committed to contributing to the quality of life in our community through effective law enforcement and code enforcement. The character of our agency is best reflected by the quality of service provided by our members.

Ron Hunton

Chief Marshal

After 35 years of experience in law enforcement, Chief Ron Hunton was sworn in as Chief Marshal on August 26, 2014. His prior service includes 20 years at the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Hunton earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Reinhardt University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Columbus State University, and is a 2005 graduate of the FBI National Academy.  As a Georgia Peace Officers Standard Training (POST) Certified Instructor, Chief Hunton acts as an Adjunct Instructor for the Roger D. Garrison Law Enforcement Training Center as well as an Adjunct Instructor at Reinhardt University. He is also a Force Science Institute Graduate/Certified Use of Force Analyst. Professional affiliations include the following:

  • FBI National Academy Member

  • Georgia Chief’s Association

  • International Association of Chiefs of Police

  • Peace Officers Association of Georgia

  • Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (CMANS) Board of Directors

  • Rotary Club of Canton

  • Member of the Reinhardt Public Safety Board

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