Associate of the Month: July 2019


As chaplain for the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Anthony Baker organized the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Chaplaincy Corp. In less than a year, he has united several diverse faith-based leaders together to serve as Chaplains with him.

Thanks to Baker, the Chaplaincy Corp has become a vital asset to the community that he serves. On several occasions, deputies have requested the presence of the chaplains during critical incidents providing guidance in times of need.

“His caring does not stop there,” Major Michael Montgomery said. “He responds with our deputies to numerous scenes involving the loss of life. Chaplain Baker provides a shoulder for healing and support. He represents the Sheriff’s Office in the most professional manner.”

Baker also created The Guardian Newsletter to share insights and information to staff and hosts quarterly training sessions to strengthen the staff, both personally and professionally. His leadership and servant hood has aided many staff members in difficult times.

Sheriff Darryl Forté said, “Chaplain Baker has one of the most caring, living spirits. He is well liked by everyone. He is able to communicate with people from all walks of life effectively and actively engages with all employees and citizens of Jackson County.”

“His leadership, professionalism and commitment to the Sheriff’s Office is a positive contribution to the success of our organization. He exudes a positive attitude daily and is willing to take on more responsibilities to better the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. Chaplain Baker is conscientious of his duties and does an excellent job of ensuring his task are completed,” Forté said.

Baker started with the Sheriff’s Office in 2015 working in the Sex Offender Unit and was transferred to the Records Unit in 2016 where he continues to serve.

Baker_AoMMajor Michael Montgomery, Chaplain Anthony Baker and County Executive Frank White, Jr.