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Chief Deputy/Major

The Chief Deputy/Major is the highest ranking position below the Sheriff. The Chief Deputy/Major has oversight of the department's day-to-day operations, which include the following divisions:  Criminal Investigation Division (CID), Civil, Patrol, the Court and the Detention Center (Jail).

Major M.D. Hutchens began employment with the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Department in 1985 as a Telecommunicator before moving to Court Officer and then to Patrol Officer.  Major Hutchens then became a Detective in 1990.  Major Hutchens left the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 and moved to the Charlotte area, where he worked as a Detective for the  Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office until 2010.  Major Hutchens returned to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office as a Detective. “I grew up here and went to Surry Community College where I received an Associate Degree. Then I went through Basic Law Enforcement Training at Wilkes Community College.”  “I grew up in the Fall Creek community of East Bend.”  Major Hutchens has twenty-six years of law enforcement service. 


The Captain’s responsibilities include direct supervision of the Patrol Division, School Resource Officers, fleet maintenance, evidence management, coordination of special events, internal and background investigations, training, policy development and equipment management.

Captain Nixon joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1996.  He began employment as a Detention Officer.  He also worked in Communications, Investigations (CID), Court Security, School Resource Officer and the Patrol Division, as a K-9 handler, Deputy and a supervisor.  Captain Nixon attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Mitchell Community College and also studied at Surry Community College.

Communications Director

The Communications Director has oversight of the communications division’s day-to-day operations. The communications division is the public safety answering point (PSAP) for the entire county and dispatches law enforcement fire/rescue, and emergency medical services for the county. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the maintenance for the radio system which all public safety entities in the county operate. 

Ellis Frazier began his communications career in 1992 with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office as a telecommunicator and transitioned through his almost 21 years of service with High Point Police and Fire Communications, Davidson County 911, and finally the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office. Frazier received his NC Criminal Justice Instructor Certification in 1998 and has taught law enforcement, fire/rescue, and EMS classes throughout the NC Community College System. Currently Director Frazier serves as the NC Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (NC APCO) 2nd Vice President. 


William R. Oliver

210 East Hemlock St.
Yadkinville, NC 27055

Ph: (336) 679-4217
Fax: (336) 679-7982

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:30 pm