Captain James Guntharp began his law enforcement career with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office in 1989. He has worked in various assignments (SWAT, FTO, K-9, Dive Team and START) and all the substations and shifts. He has worked as a patrol supervisor in Forestdale, Center Point and Cahaba Heights. Captain Guntharp has supervised several divisions throughout the Sheriff’s Office from Corrections, School Resources and is currently the Bessemer Patrol Captain. He is a long-time competitive shooter and has competed around the country, winning numerous awards.