Mr. Bennett served as sheriff of Glynn County from 1992 to 2012 and retired from the office. As sheriff, he was responsible for the operations of a 600 capacity correctional facility to include providing for the custody, control and welfare of the offender population. During his 20-year tenure as sheriff, Mr. Bennett served on the Executive Committee for the G8 Summit in 2004, served on Presidential Security Teams for Presidents Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush. He served as an advisory board member of the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council. From 1978 to 1992, Mr. Bennett served with the Glynn County Police Department. He served as Patrol Division Supervisor, Commander of the Criminal Investigative Division, supervised Internal Affairs/Professional Standards, and supervised Task Force Operations. Mr. Bennett graduated from the 152nd session of the FBI National Academy. He served in the U.S. Army from 1974 to 1978. Since retiring from Glynn County, he has worked as a consultant in the areas of law enforcement, policy and procedures and jail operations. Mr. Bennett has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Public Administration from Liberty University.

Mr. Bennett is active in his community and has served on several boards and groups to include the Glynn County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Glynn County Police Advisory Panel, Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Glynn 12 Month Fellowship. He’s a member of his local church.