Major Dexter Jenkins

Major Dexter Jenkins

Jail Administration

Major Dexter Jenkins

Major Dexter Jenkins began his career in corrections in 1997, with the Georgia Department of Corrections. In February of 1999, he obtained employment with Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. In April of 2006, Detention Officer Jenkins was promoted to the position of Detention Officer III (Detention Sergeant); where he became an advocate for a working career path, for the Detention officers of the agency. 

With the perseverance of many and the campaign promise of our High Sheriff, (Theodore “Ted” Jackson) in 2012, their hard work came to fruition. On April 25, 2012, he was promoted to the rank of Detention Lieutenant, the first in the history of the Sheriff’s Office.  At this rank, Lieutenant Jenkins proudly served as Unit Manager over the maximum security and segregation housing units of the Fulton County Jail. Additionally, Lieutenant Jenkins served as the assistant section commander of the Booking/ Intake Center and was instrumental in the transitioning of the agencies legacy operating systems into one unified Jail Management System. In October of 2014, he was promoted to Detention Captain; where he proudly served as the Watch Commander of the most “highly regarded shift” in the Fulton County Jail System. In March of 2017, Captain Jenkins was promoted to the rank of Major, where he currently serves as the Jail Administrative Division Commander. 

Major Jenkins attended the FBI GA- LEEDS (Law Enforcement Executive Development) Seminar and is a graduate of the National Jail Leadership Command Academy. Major Jenkins holds professional memberships with American Jail Association (AJA), American Corrections Association (ACA) and Georgia Jail Association (GJA). Major Jenkins successfully completed the Jail Manager Certification Program, designating him as a Certified Jail Manager, granted by the American Jail Association.