About the Madison County Sheriff

Blake Dorning, Madison County Sheriff
sheriff@madisoncountyal.gov
256-532-3416

Biography:
Born in Huntsville Al.
Three Children Whitney, Meghin, Austin

Experience:
Madison County Sheriff Department 1983- Present
Duties include:
Jail Operations 1983-1984
Patrol Duties 1984-1988
Crime Scene Investigation 1988-1990

Promoted to Sergeant 1989
Patrol Duties, Crime Scene Duties.

Promoted to Lieutenant 1994
Third Shift Patrol Division
Criminal Investigations Commander 1998

Promoted To Captain 2001
Patrol Division Commander

Sheriff of Madison County January 17, 2003

Specialized Training
National Sheriff's Institute 2003
Alabama Sheriff's Academy 2003
F.B.I. National Academy Session 206, 2001
Southern Police Institute

23 Other specialized training schools sponsored by the U.S Department of Justice
Topics:
Mass Media
Hostage/ Crisis Negotiation
Forensic Sciences
Law Enforcement Management
Behavioral Science for Law Enforcement
Special Weapons and Tactics
School Crisis Management

Committee's
National Sheriff Association Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Sheriff Association Chaplains Committee
Chaplain Alabama Sheriff's Association
Board Member MC3 of Madison County
Scout Reach of Madison County Board Member
National Children's Advocacy Center Board Member
Madison DON'T Board
Leadership Huntsville Madison County Class 17

Education
Graduate Sparkman High School 1980
Undergraduate Studies (UAH - Athens State University)
Criminal Justice Studies (University of Louisville - University of Virginia)

Blake L Dorning
Sheriff of Madison County