Shelby County welcomes new Drug Task Force Commander

Published 12:24 pm Monday, October 31, 2022


 COLUMBIANA- The Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force welcomed new Task Force Commander, Lieutenant Josh McGee of the Shelby County Office on Friday, Oct. 28.

“Lt. McGee brings a wealth of experience to the Task Force to include previous service as a narcotics investigator and narcotics supervisor,” read a press release from the Shelby County Office. “Lt. McGee has served at the Shelby County Sheriff’s for 23 years, during which time he has served as a patrol deputy, a criminal investigator, the agency’s training coordinator, a member of the Tactical Response Unit, a Patrol Watch Commander, and most recently the Assistant Division Commander of the Sheriff’s Patrol Division.”

Lt. McGee holds a master’s degree in Justice Administration and is a graduate of the 120th Administrative Officer’s Course at the Southern Police Institute.

Lt. McGee assumed command from Lt. Stan Oliver has served as Task Force Commander since December of 2020.

“Lt. Stan Oliver’s service has been well recognized by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the US Attorney’s Office,” read the official press release. “Under his command, the Drug Task Force has apprehended and sought prosecution on a multitude of national drug traffickers and organized crime rings. Lt. Oliver most notably devoted a great deal of effort in focusing operations to combat human trafficking in Shelby County and the Birmingham metro area.”

“Lt. Oliver has served honorably, and I am proud of the work his team has accomplished,” Major Clay Hammac, who was a former Drug TF Commander said. “Sheriff Samaniego has made an excellent choice in appointing Lt. McGee as the new TF Commander and I know he will continue the reputation our Drug Task Force has of aggressively and tirelessly pursuing drug trafficker and dealers.”

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