Rockdale SAL Board Members
Sheriff Eric Levett
Sheriff Eric J. Levett is the elected Sheriff of Rockdale County. He served previously as a supervisor assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office (RCSO) before assuming his current role. Levett was sworn in by Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Carol W. Hunstein, and he assumed office on January 1, 2013.
Sheriff Levett’s career began at the age of 14 when his passion for law enforcement blossomed and he became a member of the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program. He served as a volunteer Explorer from 1988 to 1992. In 1991, Sheriff Levett began working part-time in the Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Communications Center. In 1992, after graduating from Rockdale County High School, he was hired as a full-time dispatcher. Levett then became a certified detention deputy in the Rockdale County Jail in 1993 and a certified deputy sheriff in 1994. In Levett’s climb up the ladder to elected sheriff, he has held supervisory positions as a Corporal and Sergeant, as well as served in a variety of roles throughout his law enforcement career, including as a Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) deputy, a School Resource Officer (SRO), a criminal investigator, and a certified Georgia peace officer.
Levett is a graduate of the Columbus State University Professional Management program and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Thomas University. Sheriff Levett is a member of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association, Sons of the American Legion, Rotary Club of Conyers, Leadership Rockdale Class of 2014, Leadership Rockdale Planning Committee, Atlanta Metropol, the Rockdale County Superintendent’s Advisory Council, Rockdale Career Academy Board of Directors, Constitutional Officers of Georgia, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety (CHAMPS) Advisory Committee, and the National Sheriff’s Association. Levett is also a board member and mentor with the Boys and Girls Club, serves on the Board of Directors for the
Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families, and is the Vice-Chairman for the Georgia Piedmont Technical College Law Enforcement Advisory Board.
When running for his third term in 2020, Sheriff Levett was determined to increase community outreach and set a goal to establish the S.M.A.R.T. (Safety and Mental Health Alternative Responses Training) initiative in Rockdale County to ensure all deputies, police, and other first responders receive the best training offered for the betterment of the community.
Rickie Clements' professional career encompasses an early basketball career and more than 20 years of business ownership. Rickie establish R. C.’s Financial Services in 1992 and has maintained a competitive edge in the tax community for more than 20 years. This business processes personal and business tax returns and offers financial counseling with some bookkeeping. Mr.Clements has been honored in the Who’s Who of Tax Preparers and is an active member of the National Association of Tax Preparers (NATP). He is also a volunteer coach at Edwards Middle School. Rickie Clements is a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ and is very involved in his community.
As a business owner, his day-to-day operation includes meeting with clients, reviewing their tax situations, and advising them on the best filing of their returns. Mr.Clements successfully took and passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) test administered by the IRS and continues to stay on top of the educational requirement guidelines. He is a registered Tax Preparer and Electronic Return Originator (ERO) with the IRS and attended John C. Calhoun Jr. College. After graduating he continued his studies at Nicholls State University, in Thibodaux, LA. Mr.Clements has a wife, Melissa, two daughters, Amaris and Amari, and two sons, Ryan and Caleb.
Chief Deputy Dale A. Holmes
Chief Deputy Dale A. Holmes, who has lived with his family in Rockdale County since 1998 and retired as Assistant Chief of the DeKalb County Police Department in 2015 after 28 years of service, stepped up to the position of Chief Deputy for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in August 2017.
He began his law enforcement career with the DeKalb County Police Department in 1987 and rose through the ranks starting with street patrol to directing and leading law enforcement personnel, and eventually executive management. In 2006, Chief Deputy Holmes was promoted to Deputy Chief of the special operations division where he managed 86 sworn and 195 non-sworn personnel. Three years later he was promoted to Assistant Chief of Police (investigations, support services divisions.) in 2009 and Uniform Division Commander in 2012. Along the way, he gained valuable experience. He received the Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Management and Supervisory Certifications; was assigned as Commander of the narcotics section and managed personnel in the DeKalb High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Task Force, the Narcotics Unit, the Vice Unit, the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team, White Collar Fraud Unit, Permits Unit, and the DeKalb Taxi Wrecker Bureau.
He has managed fiscal responsibilities to include the Narcotics Seizure & Awarded Seizure Accounts, the Investigative Funds Accounts, and HIDTA Grant funding, as well as managed grants for the Aerial Support, Bomb, Commercial Vehicle, and Strategic Traffic Accident Reductions (S.T.A.R.) (DUI) Units. His command experiences also include being Assistant Commander of DeKalb County Homeland Security and Intelligence, Deputy Chief of the Special Operations Division, and Assistant Police Chief. Among his honors, Holmes was named DeKalb Police Detective of the Year and North DeKalb Rotary Club Detective of the Year in 1995.
Chief Deputy Holmes attended Tuskegee University, where he graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He is also a 2007 graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations National Academy, and in 2010 earned a Master of Science degree in Education from Central Michigan University.
Elisha Jarrett, CEO and President of Elite Consulting Firm which provides businesses with commercial and residential real estate development expertise, project/construction management, customer service, conflict resolution, training/development, and executive contract content assistance; is also an Executive Producer and Host of Inside the Shield with Pro Football Moms, a podcast that chronicles the journey of professional athletes and their families. A highly sought-after inspirational speaker who makes numerous corporate and sports-related appearances; in addition to that, she is the voice of the Procter & Gamble Tackle Everything radio commercials and is often the face of Publix marketing campaigns.
A consummate professional with a diverse background Ms. Jarrett has over 25 years of experience in executive leadership, community affairs, and legal contract contributions. She is also an active licensed Realtor, but her favorite job by far is being the number one fan and proud mother of the NFL, Atlanta Falcons Pro Bowl Defensive Tackle, Grady Jarrett.
To inspire others, Ms. Jarrett enjoys sharing her life’s journey. She has long been an advocate for “the people” and continues to maintain strong ties with many organizations throughout the country that focus on personal and community enrichment. She is especially passionate and dedicated to ensuring that historically underserved residents have access to basic resources such as quality healthcare and education, particularly higher education. In her former leadership role at the University level, she made significant contributions to higher education initiatives including but not limited to diversity, advising technology, predictive analytics and professional development. A natural leader Ms. Jarrett has dedicated her life to mentoring, encouraging, and being a positive role model for all people.
Ms. Jarrett holds several degrees including certifications in law and policy, a Master’s degree in Management and Business as well as Bachelor's degrees in both Applied Behavior Science and English Literature. Additionally, Ms. Jarrett serves on various executive committees and numerous community and corporate boards.
In addition to her son Grady, Ms. Jarrett is the proud mother of daughters Kamilya and Ashema and “LaLa” to grandchildren, Harmony and Grayson. Originally from Kalamazoo, MI., Ms. Jarrett resides with her family in the Metropolitan Atlanta area.
Trevis Miller is currently the Operations Manager for Vineyard/Miller Organization located in Conyers, Ga, where he leads 14 McDonald's restaurants. He was born on October 29, 1991, in Sumter, SC. He is the youngest of five siblings raised by his grandmother Betty P. Sanders who raised 15 grandkids. Miller attended Sumter High school, where he completed a program at a career center and received his cosmetology license. His career with Mcdonald's began at the age of 14 years old in 2006. Miller was a crew person by age 18 and worked to become an assistant manager. As he progressed in leadership skills over time at age 20 Miller became a General Manager, which he feels helped mold and mature him into the young leader that he is today. Through the years, Trevis Miller branched off while still employed with McDonald's, where he received a USDA certification and a CDL. He also attended classes to help fulfill his desire for mentorship to become a youth counselor.
"My goal and mission as a part of the Sheriff Activities League are to move forward very progressively to impact youth and young adults across Rockdale County. In 2019 when I first spoke to a group of men at the Reentry Program for the Rockdale County Sheriff'sOffice, showing and setting the example as a young positive, energetic influencer that change can be made through determination and ambition with the proper support and push from those who have walked the experience of life. My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive, and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."