Michael Yarbrough, Chief Deputy

Chief Deputy Michael Yarbrough commenced his Henry County career as the Field Operations Commander for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in January 2021. His professional expertise led to his promotion from Colonel to Chief Deputy in the fall of 2021. Chief Yarbrough began his 33-year law enforcement tenure with the DeKalb County Police Department. He was regularly promoted through the ranks and specialty teams. He served over 10 years as an Assistant Chief for each police division including: Uniform, Investigations, Special Operations and Special Services. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Columbia Southern University and attained his Criminal Justice Education certificate from the University of Virginia. He graduated from the FBI National Academy, Session 251, and the following executive courses: Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police-Chief Executive Training, Southern Police Institute’s Chief Executive Leadership and the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations. He also served our country in the United States Marine Corps.