Major Tommy Ford is the Chief Deputy and Second in Command of the Bay county Sheriff's Office. He is tasked with over seeing all aspects of the day to day operations of the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

Major Ford is a seventeen year veteran of Law Enforcement. During that time, he worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement before retiring as the Resident Agent In Charge of the Panama City FDLE Office. Major Ford is also a graduate of the University of West Florida.