March 10, 2011
Greene County Sheriff Joe Benison
Greene County Sheriff Joe Benison has announced some changes in personnel and assignments in the sheriff’s office.
“I believe that the over-whelming vote of the people mandate the changes,” said Benison.
“The task of making personnel changes at the beginning of any new administration is sometimes difficult, yet this is a task that has occurred in many past administrations; and more than likely will occur in future adminstrations as well. These and future changes are not only in the best interest of the department, but the citizens of our county as well. Nevertheless, I believe through my knowledge and experience, we have the right people in place to protect the citizens of Greene County.”
New assignments include:
Chief Deputy – Henry McWhorter, a former insurance investigator with the Birmingham law firm of McNamee and Liddon and a consutant with Attorneys’ Investigative in Birmingham, AL.
Patrol Lieutenant – Jimmie Benison
Chief Investigator – Hubert Finch, Jr.
Patrol Sargeant – Jeff Grant
Patrol Corporal – Curtis Rice
Patrol Corporal- Melvin Smith
Corporal Investigator – Jeremy Rancher
Jail Administrator – Barbara Collins
Chief Deputy McWhorter is white and all the other new appointees are Black.
Employees who were dismissed by Benison included:
Mary Snoddy – Jail Administrator
Deputy Sheriff Sam Isaac
Lula McClure – office worker
Marvin White – part time correction officer
Keturah Gibson – correction officer
Lonnie Glenn – temporary correction officer
Anastashia Rice – correction officer