Sheriff's Bio

Sheriff Sid Lockhart began his law enforcement career in 1977 and has served with the Chambers County Sheriff’s Office, Cities of Valley and Lanett Police Departments and the Fifth Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.


He has served as a police officer, deputy sheriff, investigator, and chief deputy.  He was first elected Sheriff of Chambers County in 1994 by winning 75 percent of the votes and has proudly served in that capacity since.


Sheriff Lockhart devotes countless hours to the citizens of the East Alabama area as well as the state as a whole.  He has served as President of the Alabama Sheriff’s Association and President of the Alabama Peace Officers’ Association.  He is an active member of numerous civic and professional organizations.


During Sheriff Lockhart’s tenure, he has been instrumental in forming the Chambers County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force, a Search and Rescue Dive Team, a SWAT Team, K9 units, inmate work details, Junior Deputy Program, Neighborhood Watch programs, and an annual Sheriff’s Office Rodeo.




“A sheriff must be willing to participate in professional organizations for training and guidance and to have as a valuable resource to tap into for the betterment of his department.  A sheriff should be more than just a sheriff and should be willing to give a part of his time and himself to various civic organizations to improve the quality of life for all the citizens of his county, and be of service to his fellow man.”