Sheriff's Department
Mac Holcomb Sheriff: Mac Holcomb
425 Blount Avenue
Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 582-2034
Fax:      (256) 571-7774
I am proud to be an American and that I was fortunate enough to be born in Alabama. The state that has its motto "We dare defend our rights". I was raised in era, the 1940's as a child and the 1950's as a teenager, which I remember with great affection.

During this era, love of God, family, and country abounded. Men were men and women were women and there was no mistaking which was which. Both were proud of their individual roles. Homosexuality was very queer and a despicable actů an abomination.

During this era, those parents that owned televisions didn't have to worry that their children might be subjected to filth on television such as nudity, the use of God's name in vain, and other profanity because it was unheard of. Parents could allow their children to go to a movie without having to screen it first because the good guy always wore the white hats. There was no question who the "Good Guy" was. Even the "Bad Guy" in the movie didn't use foul language. During this era our nation had a conscience including the television and movie industry.

Children's school days started with the recitation of the "Lord's Prayer" and the "Pledge of Allegiance" to the flag of the United States of America.

It was a shame to break the law. Convicts worked our roadways in unmistakable clothing (black and white prisoner uniforms that clearly identified them as convicts). Their rights were to be sentenced to jail at hard labor as retribution to the victims and their crimes.

The "Ten Commandments" were proudly displayed as a reminder that the real Commander in Chief and Final Judge is God and that this nation was founded on Judeo/Christian principal. Neighbors helped each other instead of jumping at the chance to file a lawsuit.

A man's word was his bond. My word and bond to you, the citizens of Marshall County, is to do my very best to devote all my energy to do my part to return our society to the values that we once held dear.

Please join me. I need your help. Our children deserve no less.

Mac Holcomb
Marshall County Alabama


Established in 1844, the Marshall County Sheriff's Department (MCSD) serves as the chief law enforcement agency in Marshall County Alabama. Sheriff Holcomb, as the chief law enforcement officer in the county is responsible for all peacekeeping functions in the county: law enforcement, corrections and courts.

Law enforcement includes all road patrol, investigative and emergency response facets of the agency. Currently the MCSD has 25 certified officers to protect the safety of the Citizens of Marshall County.

The Corrections function is served by our 106-bed jail facility. Our day today inmate count exceeds the rated jail capacity due to the inability of the State of Alabama to accept all inmates who have been sentenced to state prison. Corrections personnel are responsible for the housing, security, medical care and transporting of all inmates housed in the county jail.

The Sheriff provides security for the Marshall County courthouse. Three officers are assigned to the courthouse to provide for the security and safety of courthouse and courtroom personnel. The daily dispatches are directed through our dedicated staff of Emergency E-911 Communications operators. They dispatch numerous calls for service each year for law enforcement, fire and other emergency services.

Aside from the day-to-day law enforcement responsibilities, the Sheriff's Department has a host of administrative responsibilities. Included in this category are records, public information, crime prevention, community relations, human resources, finance, purchasing and receiving, training, accreditation, internal affairs, etc.