Edmund "Ted" Sexton Sr.
|Edmund "Ted" Sexton Sr.|
|🏫 Education||University of Alabama|
Edmund Sexton Sr. (born 1956) has spent 37 years in professional law enforcement, most notably as the Sheriff of Tuscaloosa County, and as the Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement at the United States Department of Homeland Security. Sexton is currently President of Law Enforcement Operations at Circinus-LLC and a former faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Alabama since 2010. He is running for probate judge. 
Sexton graduated from Auburn University in 1997 with a degree in law enforcement administration.
Law enforcement executive
- County of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department: Homeland Security Division Chief (March 2013-March 2014).
- County of Tuscaloosa Sheriff’s Office: Six Term Elected Sheriff.
- Assistant Secretary for State and Local Law Enforcement at the United States Department of Homeland Security.
Sexton is a former faculty member in the Criminal Justice Department at the University of Alabama, since 2010.
Sexton is an Executive Vice President for Unit Solutions, where his primary duties relate to law enforcement outreach inclusive State, Local, Tribal, and Federal. He also focuses on sales, curriculum development, training, policy, and communication. UNIT Solutions focuses on providing non-lethal training solutions for law enforcement and military worldwide. Based on direct feedback from military and law enforcement professionals, UNIT Solutions is custom engineering a more effective training system for full immersion decision-making training. In addition, UNIT offers professional instruction for military and law enforcement and curriculum development related to career survival and the use of force. Sexton is also the founder of Six Point Star Solutions which specializes in government operational management and optimization. Sexton's current projects include the development of a custody intelligence system and cutting edge contraband detection hardware.
Awards and recognition
- Department of Homeland Security: Secretary’s Award for Exceptional Service (December 2008).
- The Community Foundation of West Alabama: Pillar of West Alabama (June 2008).
- National Sheriffs’ Association Ferris Lucas: Sheriff of the Year 2007 (June 2007).
- Medal of Valor from the National Sheriffs Association (2013)
A federal court jury convicted James Sexton, age 29, of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a scheme aimed at hiding an inmate who had been working as a federal informant. Jurors convicted James Sexton after deliberating for roughly two hours about his involvement in handling the inmate at the Men’s Central Jail. A previous trial of Sexton earlier in 2014 had ended with jurors deadlocked six to six. Prosecutors argued that Sexton was an integral part of a plot to hide inmate Anthony Brown, an FBI informant, in an effort to stymie the federal probe and prevent abuses by deputies from coming to light. Sexton’s attorney argued differently, and has appealed the court’s decision in the US Court of Appeals 9th Circuit.
Sexton has been married over 30 years, to his wife Leah Ann Sexton. They have two sons, James and Edmund. His son James was convicted of obstruction of justice in an investigation targeting Ted Sexton’s boss, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca. His son has appealed the decision. Ted Sexton was never a target of the investigation and has never been accused of any wrongdoing.
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- "Former Deputy James Sexton Sentenced to 18 months in prison". Retrieved 26 Aug 2015.
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