The Chief Deputy is the highest ranking position below the Sheriff. The Chief Deputy 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).
Chief Deputy Brent Trivette joined the Sheriff's Office in 1994 and worked until 1998. He left the Sheriff's Office and worked for other Law Enforcement agencies until returning to Yadkin County in 2016. He has worked in several different Divisions including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, SWAT, Communications, Court security, Deputy and a Supervisor. He is a Firearms and SCAT instructor.
Chief Deputy Trivette attended Basic Law Enforcement Training at Surry Community College in 1991 and also studied Criminal Justice at Surry Community College. He is a graduate of NC State Universities Administrative Officers Management Program, and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.
The Major handles Internal Affairs and background investigations, policy development, analysis of crime data, oversight of major criminal investigations and special proceedings.
Major Renee Mullis began her law enforcement career in 1994 when she worked at the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office as a 911 Telecommunicator and Reserve Deputy. Major Mullis dispatched emergency calls for law enforcement, fire and rescue and EMS throughout the county. She continued her law enforcement career at Yadkinville Police Department as a patrol officer and detective. Major Mullis attended the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Special Agent Academy in 2003. She worked for the NCSBI for fifteen years as a Special Agent conducting investigations in Arson, Homicide, Crime Scene, Drugs, Financial Crimes and many other criminal investigations. Major Mullis returned to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office in 2018.
Major Mullis attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice in 1991. She completed Basic Law Enforcement Training at Surry Community College in 1998. Major Mullis has graduated from the West Point Leadership Institute and holds an Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate.
The Captain’s responsibilities include direct supervision of the Patrol Division, Criminal Investigations Division, Tactical Team, School Resource Officers, evidence management, coordination of special events, internal and background investigations, training, policy development and equipment management.
Captain Michael Norman began his career in law enforcement in 2007 after attending basic law enforcement training at Surry Community College. Captain Norman has gained extensive knowledge through training and experience investigating various types of crimes. Captain Norman has previously held the positions of Lieutenant of Patrol and Lieutenant of the Criminal Investigation Division.
The Communications Director has oversight and supervision of the 911 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 (EMS) for the county. The Director is also responsible for overseeing the maintenance for the 911 phone system and the radio system which all public entities in the county operate.
Christi Ann Colbert began her communications career in 1986 as an Emergency 911 Telecommunicator. She transitioned herself through the years as a Telecommunicator, Communications Supervisor, Interim Emergency 911 Director, Sheriff Administration Assistant, and an Emergency 911 Communications Director. Over 30 years of dedication to the Sheriff Office and 911 Emergency Communications with Stokes County, Surry County, and now in the last few years has found her home in Yadkin County. Christi has attended Forsyth Tech, Wilkes Community College, Surry Community College and Richmond Community College. Christi is a certified Emergency PSAP Manager.