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William G. Sharp, Jr.


Sheriff William G. “Billy” Sharp Jr. was appointed Sheriff of Tuscaloosa County by Governor Bentley in 2013. Sheriff Sharp is not new to law enforcement. He has investigated cold cases with the Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit since his retirement from the Alabama Criminal Justice Center in February 2012. He worked as an investigator, a chief investigator and a field agent during his 28 years career.

He was a volunteer instructor with the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission for 33 years and trained just about every law enforcement officer who serves in this area. He served in the infantry and Military Police Corps of the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Working with the state's Criminal Justice Center, Sharp was in charge of the FBI's National Crime Information Center system and state databases, traveling to other counties and helping law enforcement agents who needed access to the databases containing investigative information, such as names of fugitives and stolen property. Sheriff Sharp also served as chairman of the Tuscaloosa County Civil Service Board in the 1970s and 1980s.


 William Sharp, Sheriff


Mailing Address:

714 1/2 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401


(205) 752-0616


County Courthouse

714 Greensboro Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 349-3870