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



Chief Deputy - Enforcement

Madison County Sheriff’s Office





 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.



Chad Brooks

Captain – Accounting-Finance/Special Operations

Training Division Commander

Madison County Sheriff’s Office


     Chad Brooks was promoted to the rank of Captain, Accounting-Finance/Special Operations and Training Division Commander on September 29, 2017 by Sheriff Blake Dorning. Capt. Brooks is responsible for the management of all Madison County Sheriff’s Office financial resources and commands the Special Operation Units to include: the Training Office, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), Crisis Negotiations (CNE), Canine Team, School Resource Officers (SRO), and the Sheriff’s Cadet Corps. Captain Brooks serves as the MCSO Accreditation Manager and supervises accreditation maintenance and compliance.

      Captain Brooks began his career with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office on July 23, 1998 and served as a patrol deputy. He transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division in August of 2003 where he served in several capacities to include General Crimes Investigator, Major Crimes Investigator, Officer Involved Incident Investigator, Financial/Fraud Investigator and the agency Public Information Officer until his promotion to Sergeant in March of 2012. From 2012 to 2015 Brooks served as a Sergeant in Patrol Division. In April of 2015, Brooks was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and assigned as Support Division Commander; a division that consists of Communications (Dispatch), Records/Warrants, Fleet Service and Facilities.

     Upon Promotion to Lieutenant, Brooks was appointed the agency’s first Accreditation Manager as the Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). The process of Accreditation was pursued for three years leading to successful initial accreditation of the Sheriff’s Office on July 28, 2018.

     Captain Brooks is a native of Huntsville Alabama and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Captain Brooks is married and the father of two children. He and his family reside in Huntsville.




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, Facilities and Special Events. Shaw also serves as the Chaplain’s Corps Liaison, Crisis Intervention Team advisor and Mental Health Coalition advisor.


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.