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A Mobile native, Paul graduated from B.C. Rain High School, attained his Associate Degree in criminal justice and his Bachelor of Science Degree in homeland security from Columbia Southern University.

From 1983 to 1988, he served as a United States Navy Seabee. In 1989, Paul began his law enforcement career as an officer with the Montgomery Police Department. He returned to Mobile in 1990 to join the Mobile Police Department, and in 1999, Paul became a deputy at the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. In 2014, Paul graduated from the FBI National Academy Session #258. Then, after rising to the rank of Captain, Paul was appointed commander of MCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division in 2015.

With three decades in law enforcement, he has served in several roles including uniformed patrol, general investigation, homicide investigation, and narcotics/VICE investigation. These accomplishments highlight Paul’s dedication to serving the citizens of Mobile in a professional, respectful, and trustworthy manner.

Paul formally announced his candidacy for Mobile County Sheriff on October 11, 2021. “It has been an honor to have served under Sheriff Sam Cochran since 2006,” says Paul. “Sheriff Cochran’s retirement at the end of his term leaves enormous shoes to fill. I am confident in my ability to continue his great legacy.”

The Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, and the General Election will be on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

The Qualifications Speak for Themselves:

32 Years of total Local Law Enforcement Experience
Mobile County Sheriff’s Office since March 1999
Captain at Mobile County Sheriff’s Office since 2015
Mobile Police Department from 1990 to 1999
Montgomery Police Department from 1989 to 1990
Navy Veteran
Graduate of the FBI National Academy session #258 in 2014

Bachelor’s degree in homeland security and an Associate Degree in criminal justice

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