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Kevin Jones serves as the Lieutenant Colonel of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.  


Lt. Colonel Jones grew up in Orange County just outside of Hillsborough and graduated from Orange High School in 1993. He attended Alamance Community College, taking classes in Criminal Justice. He worked as a civilian security monitor for the Chapel Hill Police Department from 1994 until 1996 before being hired on April 8, 1996 by then-sheriff Lindy Pendergrass for the Orange County Detention Center. At that time, a new deputy could be employed for up to a year before obtaining certification.


Jones attended the Burlington Police Department's Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy followed by the Durham County Sheriff’s Office’s Basic Detention Officer Academy. He graduated from both in 1996. Returning briefly to the Detention Center, he transitioned to the patrol division in June of 1997. He left the agency in 2000 to gain experience with municipal law enforcement, serving with the Chapel Hill Police Department until 2002, at which time he returned to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.


During his tenure at the Sheriff’s Office, Kevin Jones received over 2,500 hours of training, earning his Basic and Advanced Law Enforcement Certificates. He has served in several leadership capacities, most recently serving as Major over the support services division.


Sheriff Blackwood promoted Kevin Jones to his current rank of Lt. Colonel in October 2021.  ​In this role, he assists the Sheriff and chief deputy with the management of the four divisions within the Sheriff’s Office.


Address: 106 E. Margaret Ln. Hillsborough, NC 27278



Phone: (919) 245-2964

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