Sheriff William “Will” Bowman is a Georgia native and has called Liberty County home for 15 years. He is a retired United States Army and Georgia State Trooper. He is a state certified Law Enforcement officer in good standing. He has over 15 years experience in law enforcement. He places the safety of his community first and is integrating leaders at all levels to help our citizens and remains transparent in the process.
He is a retired Senior Noncommissioned Officer. He was chosen for the most challenging leadership positions. He has been on several deployments in support of American’s Interest Operations. He has received numerous military awards and decorations for outstanding service including the Meritorious Service Medal, Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal to name a few. He was a Drill Sergeant for the United States Army.
During his time as a Georgia State Trooper, he was selected as Georgia State Trooper of the year in 2015 and 2018. He was selected as the Sergeant-At-Arms for 82nd Georgia State Patrol School. He received advanced level training in Traffic accident investigation, Crisis intervention, DUI detection, and Tactics and Pursuit. He was recognized by the Governor of Georgia for outstanding public service. He provided security for numerous dignitary visits for the President of the United States, the vice president, and former presidents of the United States, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and numerous foreign heads of state, the United States Secret Service, State Department, and the Department of Defense. He was recognized by the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.) for outstanding support. The United States marshal program recognized him for his dedication and service and received Special Deputation by the US Marshal’s program. He has received letters of community appreciation from local schools, churches, and civic organizations for support of community programs.
The main pillars of his vision for Liberty County Sheriff’s Office revolve around crime reduction and public safety, improved jail conditions (which will result in better and more efficient use of tax dollars), repeat offenders, reentry, Use-of -force Police Review, and Accountability.
He and his wife, Tanya, share 5 children (Sirron, Tenara, Michael, Taniyah, and Taneiha).