Leon Godlock has served as a Law Enforcement Officer for the past 20 years. Currently employed with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office as Captain of the Support Division, Leon has served in many capacities including Patrol Officer, School Resource Officer, Detective, Lieutenant and now in his current role as Captain over Support Services, supervising over seven different divisions. In collaboration with his position as a Law Enforcement Officer; Leon is a community advocate serving as a Robert & Janice McNair Mentor, member of the Fraternal Order of Police, community team member for the Department of Prisons, Chairman of the Juvenile Crime Prevention Council and serves on the Isothermal Foundation Board, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. Leon is also the elected N.C. Association of School Resource Officers Region 8 Representative.
Leon is a graduate of Stanly Community College where he received his degree in Criminal Justice. He also attended Isothermal Community College where he achieved his Basic Law Enforcement Certificate, graduating top of his class. Leon holds a certificate in Advanced Law Enforcement Training, School Resource Officer Program, is a BLET Instructor at Istothermal Community College, and a trainer to other law enforcement officers in Rapid Deployment, Church Safety & Security and other law related topics.
Leon is married to Jackie Godlock and has two daughters, Jasmine and Christian. He is a licensed and ordained minister serving as an associate minister with Abundant Life Christian Worship Center in Forest City. Prior to that he served as youth pastor for 18 years at Jesus Lighthouse Tabernacle. He is passionate about working with youth and seeks only to be effective in whatever capacity he serves, but most importantly his desire is to please God.