Bay County Sherriff Department

At the Freed Promise Project, we are monitoring the Bay County Sherriff’s department for scandals, and corruption. We encourage reporting any information you may have on corruption or mistreatment of inmates by Bay County Sherriff’s Department to the proper authorities immediately. We understand reporting the Bay County may be a intimidating task, if you would like help please feel free to contact us at the Freed Promise Project @

With the COVID 19 Coronavirus pandemic effecting Bay County Sherriff Department and Local County Jail we are paying specific attention to this situation. We are seeing a never before situation with the COVID 19 Coronavirus break out in the way the Bay County is handling the treatment of Bay County inmates please let us know of any mistreatment by the Bay County jail to

Current Bay County Sherriff

Sheriff Tommy Ford

FDLE special agent, resident agent in charge, 1992-2009; Bay County Sheriff’s Office, chief deputy, 2009-2016; elected Sheriff of Bay County, 2016. 

During the upcoming 2020 Elections, we are also monitoring Bay County candidates in the current Bay County Sherriff 2020 Election. We do this with an eye for fairness but with an understanding that no single person has more influence in the everyday life of Bay County Inmates and their families.