Madison County
Sheriff's Office
Huntsville, Alabama
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The Sheriff Of Madison County Sheriff's Office

Blake Dorning, Madison County Sheriff

Born in Huntsville Al.
Three Children Whitney, Meghin, Austin

Madison County Sheriff Department 1983- Present
Duties include:
Jail Operations 1983-1984
Patrol Duties 1984-1988
Crime Scene Investigation 1988-1990

Promoted to Sergeant 1989
Patrol Duties, Crime Scene Duties.

Promoted to Lieutenant 1994
Third Shift Patrol Division
Criminal Investigations Commander 1998

Promoted To Captain 2001
Patrol Division Commander

Sheriff of Madison County January 17, 2003

Specialized Training
National Sheriff's Institute 2003
Alabama Sheriff's Academy 2003
F.B.I. National Academy Session 206, 2001
Southern Police Institute

23 Other specialized training schools sponsored by the U.S Department of Justice
Mass Media
Hostage/ Crisis Negotiation
Forensic Sciences
Law Enforcement Management
Behavioral Science for Law Enforcement
Special Weapons and Tactics
School Crisis Management

National Sheriff Association Weapons of Mass Destruction
National Sheriff Association Chaplains Committee
Chaplain Alabama Sheriff's Association
Board Member MC3 of Madison County
Scout Reach of Madison County Board Member
National Children's Advocacy Center Board Member
Madison DON'T Board
Leadership Huntsville Madison County Class 17

Graduate Sparkman High School 1980
Undergraduate Studies (UAH - Athens State University)
Criminal Justice Studies (University of Louisville - University of Virginia)

Blake L Dorning
Sheriff of Madison County


Kerry Phillips

Chief Deputy - Enforcement

Madison County Sheriff’s Office


Kerry Phillips was appointed to the position of Chief Deputy of the Madison County Sheriff's Office, Huntsville, Alabama on August 14, 2017 by Sheriff Blake Dorning.  Chief Phillips is responsible for all Enforcement Operations in the Sheriff's Office and commands 205 employees. His operational responsibilities include the Uniform Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, Records and Communications Division, Administrative/Finance and Special Operations Division, Pistol Permit Operations, the Office of Professional Standards and Ethics, and the Office of Compliance and Accreditation.

Chief Phillips began his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office as a Deputy Cadet in 1985. Chief Phillips was hired as a Deputy Sheriff April 1989. Chief Phillips is a graduate of the 82nd Session of the Northeast Alabama Police Academy. He has had assignments in the Corrections Division, Patrol Division, K9 Unit, Civil Division, and Criminal Investigations Division.

          Chief Phillips was promoted to Sergeant in August 2003. He supervised the Civil Division, Records Division, Warrants Division, and Courthouse Security. He was promoted to Lieutenant May 2006 and was commander of 3rd Shift Patrol. In August 2008, he was assigned to Operations where he was the commander of the K9 Unit, School Resource Officers and School Crossing Guards. In October 2013, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division as Commander. In November 2013, he was assigned to the Administrative Division. In December 2014, he was promoted to Captain and was the commander of the Accounting/Personnel Office, SWAT, K9, School Resource Officers, School Crossing Guards, Training, Information Technology, Special Events and Cadet Corps.

Chief Phillips has served as a Field Training Officer, Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure (Civil Process) Academy Instructor, Huntsville Area Crime Stoppers Service Representative, Senior and Law Enforcement Together Council, Northeast Alabama Traffic Safety Office Liaison, and Yellow Dot Coordinator.

Chief Phillips’ training includes Madison County Sheriff’s Office Personal Development Program, School Emergency Response, Forming Safe School Planning Team, Assessing School Safety, Responding to School Crisis, Juvenile Homicide and Juvenile Mass Murder, Basic and Advanced School Resource Officer Training, Criticism and Discipline Skills for Managers, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, First Line Supervision, Crisis/Hostage Negotiations, Improving Morale and Communication, Leadership, Controlled Force Defensive Tactics, U.S. Attorney’s Office ICE Training, Interview and Interrogation, Active Shooter Clearing Techniques, T-CAP/Criminal Patrol, Mental Preparation for Armed Confrontations, Street Survival and numerous online training classes encompassing a wide variety of topics to stay current with the evolving world of law enforcement.




 Marion Bulluck
Captain – Uniform Patrol Division
Madison County Sheriff’s Office

                Marion (J.R.) Bulluck was promoted to the rank of Captain, Uniform Patrol Division Commander of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Huntsville, Alabama on January 2015 by Sheriff Blake Dorning. Captain Bulluck is responsible for all Uniform Patrol Division Operations in the Sheriff’s Office and commands 83 employees.  His operational  responsibilities include the Uniform Patrol, Civil Division, Courthouse Security, Reserve Deputies, Field Training Officer Program, Yellow Dot program, Project Lifesaver Program. Captain Bulluck is a graduate of the Huntsville Police Academy (1982) and hired by Sheriff Joe Patterson (October 1987) as a Deputy Sheriff. Captain Bulluck is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Huntsville Lodge No. 6, and National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE).

                Prior to his current position, Captain Bulluck advanced through the ranks as Sergeant (1994-2009), and Lieutenant (2009-2015) in the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

                Captain Bulluck completed the Sherriff’s Office Leadership Course, Law Enforcement First Responders Training Program (Dept. of Homeland Security), The Leadership Summit (Franklin Covey Training), Criticism and Discipline Skills for Managers (Career Track), Improving Morale and Communications Seminar (The Global Institute for Law Enforcement Supervision), Ethical Decision Making (Northwestern State University of LA), First Line Supervision (Northeast Alabama Police Academy/Federal Bureau of Investigation), Peace Officer Training Commission Certificate, Incident Response to Terrorist Bombing (New Mexico Tech).

                Captain Bulluck received 22 Letters of Appreciation, one Commendation, one Certification of Recognition, one Recognition of Service, one Letter of Recognition, and two Resolutions.

                Captain Bulluck is married and the father of six adult children, and resides in Madison, Alabama.


Michael A. Salomonsky

Captain – Criminal Investigation Division

Madison County Sheriff’s Office


                Captain Michael Salomonsky began his law enforcement career with the Anniston Police Department in 1989. Upon graduation from the Northeast Alabama Police Academy he was assigned to the Patrol and Criminal Investigation Divisions (CID).  In 1993 he transferred to the Northeast Alabama Drug Task Force and was assigned to a deep undercover assignment as a Narcotics Agent.  In 1996 he started his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the position as a Narcotics Agent and Investigator.  In 2003 he was promoted to Sergeant in the Patrol Division and in 2006 reassigned back to the Narcotics Unit as a supervisor. In 2012 he was promoted to Lieutenant in the Patrol Division and in 2014 reassigned to the Narcotics Unit and CID.  He was promoted to Captain of CID in 2016 and is currently responsible for all Sheriff’s Office Investigations to include general investigations, Narcotics Unit, Crime Scene Investigations, Homeland Security, and Sexual Offender Registration and Notification (SORNA). He additionally supervises Sheriff’s Office investigators assigned to the Huntsville/Madison County/Morgan County Drug Task Force (STAC) and the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force. He is also tasked with Law Enforcement liaison responsibilities to the Alabama State Legislature.

                Captain Salomonsky earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice with a minor in Forensic Science in 1990 from Jacksonville State University. While in college he coached varsity football at Walter Wellborn High School under the direction of Coach Mike Battles. He has received a number of accolades and awards during his law enforcement career to include the Sheriff’s Office Meritorious Service Award, Deputy and Supervisor of the Year Award, and Narcotics Officer of the Year Award.

                Captain Salomonsky is married and a father and grandfather of two adult children and two grandchildren. He and his wife reside in New Market, Alabama.



Jail Administrator

Madison County Sheriff’s Office




Steven D. Setzer

Captain – Corrections Division

Madison County Sheriff’s Office



   Captain Steven D. Setzer began his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in 1996 as a Detention Officer. During his career he has held positions as a line Detention Officer, Sergeant, Lieutenant and a team commander. He has worked in the detention facility in all configurations to include the old courthouse facility, annex, and the current Huntsville/Madison County jail. In addition he has worked a broad range of assignments to include inmate management to policy development.  He is responsible for the command of all of the daily operations of the facility which includes booking, classification, medical, food service, laundry, team supervision, and inmate programs.


   Captain Setzer has studied in the Corrections field through the National Institute of Corrections, American Jail Association, Public Agency Training Council, the Institute for Credible Leadership Development, and the Alabama Department of Corrections.


   Captain Setzer is a United States Army veteran having served for 15 years as a medic. His duties ranged from postsurgical and trauma care in a hospital environment to the field medical care of an infantry force during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.  He has been assigned to supply procurement as well as in positions as an operations and brigade Sergeant for an infantry headquarters company.


   Captain Setzer is married with three adult children and resides in Huntsville, Alabama.




Donny C. Shaw

Lieutenant-Support Division

Madison County Sheriff’s Office


Lieutenant Donny C. Shaw is the Public Information Officer and Support Division Commander of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The Support Division consists of Communications (Dispatch), Records/Warrants, Fleet Service and Facilities. Shaw also serves as the Chaplain’s Corps Liaison.


Shaw previously served as the 1st Shift Commander (6am to 5pm) that included; Patrol, Civil Process and Courthouse Security. The 3rd Shift Patrol Commander, Crisis Intervention Team Coordinator, Sergeant on all three patrol shifts, Operations Sergeant, Reserve Deputy Corps Liaison, Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (SALT) Liaison, Sheriff’s Citizen Corps Liaison, Community Watch Liaison, Region F Response Team Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, Cadet Adviser, Field Training Officer, Defensive Tactics Instructor and Patrol Deputy.


Shaw was employed by the Sheriff’s Office on Aug 23, 1993 and prior to that was a Volunteer Reserve Deputy Sheriff for three years.


Shaw served in the US Army, Alabama National Guard and US Army Reserve for twenty six years and completed a three year mobilization in support of the War on Terror before retiring as First Sergeant in July of 2008.


Shaw graduated from the FBI National Academy’s 265th Session. He is a graduate of CIT Montana, the FBI First Line Supervisor Course, PPCT Defensive Tactics Instructor Course, 98th Basic Session Northeast Alabama Police Academy, US Army First Sergeant Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Advanced NCO Course, Basic NCO Course, Primary Leadership Development Course and other Law Enforcement/Military Courses. He attended Calhoun Community College, Jacksonville State University and the University of Virginia while serving as a Soldier and Deputy Sheriff.


Shaw is the President of TL Blakemore Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 6 where he also has served as Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Sergeant-at-Arms.  He is the Lodge Chairman of the Huntsville/Madison County Law Enforcement Memorial Service and Christmas Prayers with a COP.


Shaw was raised on Sand Mountain in Marshal County and graduated from Albertville High School. He and his wife Michelle are the proud parents of Landry Claire. Since 1990 Madison County has been his home.