Chief Deputy Willie Hill is married, has two children, four grandchildren and is a member of Enon Baptist Church. He has the distinction of being on the first S.W.A.T. team formed by the Sheriff’s Office. He was also a member of the first search and Recovery Dive team. Early in his career he had a passion for training for academies and was instrumental in starting the Sheriff’s Office Academy. Chief Hill is a Certified Gun Smith and Armorer on most makes of firearms from handguns and rifles. For ten years he was a Captain and commanded every division within the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Hill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern where he graduated Cum LAUDE. He is a graduate of the F.B.I. Academy, Quantico, Virginia. Chief Hill honorably served our country in the United States Marine Corp before beginning his career in law enforcement. Chief Hill joins Sheriff Mark Pettway in his goals of a better Sheriff’s Office to have better safety for the citizens and communities in Jefferson County.