Captain Dexter Harris

Captain Dexter Harris

Captain Dexter Harris is currently assigned to the Jail Division at the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO). He began his journey with the RCSO in July 1995 as a detention officer in the jail, where he served for four years. In October 1998, he graduated from the Clayton County Law Enforcement Academy and was reassigned to the Uniform and Patrol Division. In 2000, he joined the S.W.A.T. team and served for four years. In 2005, he transitioned to the Criminal Investigation Division, where he spent eight years. Captain D. Harris' commitment and competence were recognized when he was promoted to Corporal in 2013, while still serving in the Criminal Investigation Division. In 2014, he was promoted to sergeant and transferred to the Warrants and Civil Division. In September 2015, he received the rank of Lieutenant and was assigned to the Community Police Division as the Watch commander. His responsibilities included organizing community events, neighborhood watches, and participating in community panels. In 2016, he was reassigned to the Uniform and Patrol Division as a Watch Commander. In 2018, he was transferred to the Office of Professional Standards as a lieutenant in charge of hiring and background checks, Internal Affairs, Accreditation, Policy and Procedures, and Human Resources. In 2019, he became the Commander at the Courthouse. In 2022, he was reassigned to Warrants and Civil as the assistant Commander. In 2024, he was promoted to Captain and assigned to the Jail Division.

Captain D. Harris served eight years in the United States Army from July 1987 to July 1995. He was deployed to Saudi Arabia in 1990 and served in the Gulf War from September 1990 until June 1991.


  • A.S. (associate in law enforcement) Thomas University, 2017
  • Columbus State University-PMP Certificate
  • Post Management Certification, 2011



  • Gulf War Veteran-1990-1991
  • 1995-Detention Deputy (Jail)
  • 1999-Patrol Deputy (Uniform Patrol Division)
  • 2000-2002 S.W.A.T team member
  • 2001-Uniform Patrol Deputy of the Year
  • 2002-Field Training Officer Certification (Clayton County Law Enforcement Academy)
  • 2003-2005- assigned to the Lakeview Precinct (C.O.P.S)
  • 2003-First Responder certification
  • 2005-Promoted to the Criminal Investigation Division
  • 2008-2010-S.W.A.T. Team member
  • 2009-Dekalb County S.W.A.T. school graduate
  • 2009-Homicide Investigation (G.P.S.T.C) Forsyth, GA
  • 2010-Criminal Investigator of the Year
  • 2013-Promoted to the rank of Corporal in the Criminal Investigation Division
  • 2014-Promoted to the rank of Sergeant (Warrants and Civil)
  • 2015-Appointed to the rank of Lieutenant
  • C.O.P.S
  • Uniform Patrol
  • Office of Professional Standards
  • Courthouse
  • Warrants Civil Division
  • 2015 Intermediate Certification
  • 2015-Supervisory Certification
  • 2017-Management Certification
  • 2024-Promoted to the Rank of Captain


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