Captain George Ponder is a college graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Criminal Justice program. Captain Ponder began his law enforcement career in 1987 as a Bailiff at the Jefferson County Family Court. In 1989, he joined the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. Along with commanding the Court Services Division, Captain Ponder is also an APOST training instructor, teaching at the Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Academy and other venues across the state. He specializes in civil practice and election law. Away from work, he spends his time with his family. Trying his luck around the golf course and spending time behind the camera photographing wildlife.