Captain Welch is currently the Divisional Commander of the Judicial Services Division. He has been employed with the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office for 18 years. He has worked as a Detention Deputy, Patrol Deputy, and Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division.

With over nine years of supervisory experience, Captain Welch has served as a Corporal and Sergeant of the undercover Narcotics/Vice Unit. He was appointed to the rank of Lieutenant and served as a Uniform Patrol Shift Commander, and a Special Investigations Commander.

Captain Welch also served as the Assistant Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division prior to being promoted to the rank of Captain and becoming a Divisional Commander. Captain Welch has commanded the following Divisions within the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office: Jail Division, Uniform Patrol Division, and currently

serves as the Commander of the Judicial Services Division and Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team.

Professional Management Program: Columbus State University 2016

Georgia P.O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officer: Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy, 2006

General Instructor /Firearms Instructor Certification: Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, 2015