Sheriff Alvie Lee Kight, Jr.
Sheriff Kight is a native of Toombs County and a graduate of Toombs County High School. He is married to the former Patty Claxton of Vidalia and has three children and one grandson.
Sheriff Kight served on the Vidalia Police Department for nine years and was voted Policeman Of The Year by his peers. He graduated from Coastal Georgia Police Academy and was voted Class President by his peers. He was employed with Vidalia Police Department in 1981 and in 1984 was promoted to Captain. During this time he completed courses in Burglary Investigations, Officer Survival, Terrorism and Hostage Negotiation and Law Enforcement Supervision at Georgia State University and Georgia State Police Academy. In 1990 he was promoted to the Administrative position of Department Head of Public Works. His responsibilities included managing a budget that exceeded 2 Million Dollars. He was also Grants Coordinator for Public Works and managed many employees. He also managed contractors that work for the City of Vidalia.
His years of experience in Law Enforcement and Administration along with his strong desire to make our homes and community safe and prosperous is what motivated him to run for the Office of Sheriff.
He has been Sheriff of Toombs County since November of 1998.
Sherff Kight is a staunch supporter of the DARE Program in our schools and of the Georgia Sheriff's Association Youth Homes.