SCSO Getting New Chief Deputy

A couple of personnel changes are taking effect this weekend at the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Stephens County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Murray Kogod will be leaving that post to take over the Mountain Judicial Circuit NCIS Drug Unit, which covers Stephens, Habersham, and Rabun counties.

Kogod began working for the Sheriff’s Office back in 2009.

Stephens County Sheriff Randy Shirley said that Kogod did a great job as Chief Deputy and will do an excellent job heading up the NCIS unit.

“When it came down to choosing, it was without question Murray Kogod’s ability to lead this unit to the next level,” said Shirley. “His education, training, and experience far exceeded all the candidates combined. We like some of the changes that he is going to bring to the table to take this drug unit to the next level.”

Meanwhile, taking Kogod’s place as Chief Deputy is Andy Myers who has been heading up the Office of Professional Standards for the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office.

Shirley said that Myers will do an excellent job.

“I am looking for good things for Andy,” said Shirley. “He is very knowledgeable.”

The sheriff goes on to say he expects a seamless transition.