Crisp County Sheriff’s Office – Captain Ben Bray retires 

Published 9:11 am Thursday, June 27, 2024

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Crisp County Sheriff’s Office

Please join us in congratulating Captain Ben Bray, after 25-years of service to the citizens of Crisp County, Uniform Patrol Division Captain Ben Bray is retiring from law enforcement.
Captain Ben Bray began his career with the Crisp County Sheriff’s office in 1999 at just eighteen years old through an on-the-job training program with Crisp County High School as a Detention Officer. Captain Bray continued to work as a Detention Officer while attending Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College. In 2002, Captain Bray graduated from ABAC with a degree in Criminal Justice and also graduated from the ABAC Regional Police Academy that same year. Upon completing the Police Academy, Captain Bray continued to work in the Detention Center as a Corporal. In 2003, Captain Bray was transferred to the Uniform Patrol Division as a Deputy Sheriff. Captain Bray worked in the Uniform Patrol Division until he transferred to the Criminal Apprehension Team in 2009. While on the Criminal Apprehension Team, he was promoted to Corporal in 2012. Later in 2012, Captain Bray transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division, where he was promoted to Sergeant First Class. Captain Bray spent ten years as an investigator working on various cases.
Captain Bray received specialized training in interviews and interrogations, cell phone forensics, and Internal Affairs investigations. In 2021, Captain Bray earned his certification as an Emergency Manager through Georgia Emergency Management / Homeland Security. In July of 2022, Captain Bray was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in CID, and in November of 2022, Captain Bray was promoted to his current position of Captain of the Uniform Patrol Division.
Captain Bray has been recognized numerous times throughout his career. Captain Bray has been recognized by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and received the Meritorious Award for his act of selflessness. On two occasions, Captain Bray has also been recognized as Officer of the Year. Once by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and second by The District Attorney for the Cordele Judicial Circuit.