Major Scurry has both an Associate’s and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She started as a Detention Officer in 2011 and quickly moved up. She graduated from the mandate academy in 2015. She was promoted to Captain over the Detention Center in 2018, then moved to be commander over the Court Services Unit in 2020. She was recently promoted to Headquarters Major.
Her accomplishments include graduating Leadership Pickens and completing her supervision certification. She is also a post-certified instructor and an AIRR instructor. .
Major Shane Padgett, a husband and father to three children, is a lifelong resident of Pickens County and has worked for the Pickens Sheriff’s Office for 25 years. After graduating from Pickens High School, Major Padgett began his career with the Pickens Sheriff Office in 1996 where he started in the jail as a Detention Officer. Padgett oversees the Adult Detention Center and the Court Services Unit’s day to day operations. Prior to becoming the agency’s Jail Operations Commander, Major Padgett worked in the Adult Detention Center and has been commander over Uniform Patrol, Court Services, and School Resources Divisions. He has over 2000 POST training hours.
Major Yeargin began his career with the Pickens Sheriff’s Office in 2016 and is currently the Major over Uniform Patrol, Crime Suppression Unit, and Criminal Investigative Division. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration and brings to this position over 2000 POST hours. Prior to joining the agency, he spent 31 years in law enforcement. He came to Pickens County in 1985 as a Conservation Ranger with the Department of Natural Resources where he was promoted to Sergeant and later to Wildlife Tech IV for Region One.