Ruth Stringer, COLONEL

Colonel Ruth Stringer began her tenure in January 2021with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office as a Major but was quickly promoted to her current position as Colonel, Commander of Court Operations. Colonel Stringer began her law enforcement career as a Detention Officer 31 years ago. She has served as a supervisor in the Jail Division, Human Resources, Office of Professional Standards, Training Background and Recruitment and held the position of Interim Sheriff of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Colonel Stringer has many certifications and awards to her credit. Her decorations include the Medal of Valor, the Lifesaving award, recipient of the Marine’s good conduct medal,  named the Officer of the year by the DeKalb County Bar Association and received  a proclamation naming October 13, 2009, as Ruth Stringer Day in DeKalb County. Colonel Stringer is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Voice Stress Examiner. She served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps. Colonel Stringer holds a Degree in Liberal Arts from Essex College, A Professional Management and Supervision Certification from Georgia Law Enforcement Command College, Threat Assessment and Management Certification from US Department of Homeland Security.