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Jason Myrick served in the United States Marine Corps as Military Police Specialist and Special Reaction Team member from 1991 to 1995. After receiving an honorable discharge, he accepted a position with the Birmingham Police Department in January of 1996 where he was assigned to Birmingham’s North Precinct. In July of 1998, he was hired by the Pelham Police Department serving as a patrolman, field training officer, Special Response Team member, departmental firearms instructor, and later, as the agencies’ training coordinator.
In 2006, Myrick was hired by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office where he initially worked as a Deputy Sheriff. In 2008, he was recognized by the Alabama Attorney General as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for the middle district of the state. Within his first three years of employment, Myrick was selected for the Tactical Response Unit, became a field training officer, firearms instructor, and an honor guard member. In 2009, he was selected to serve as a Task Force Officer with the United States Marshals Service, Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. In the years to follow, he worked on numerous high-profile cases with the USMS, to include the FBI Top Ten case of Adam Christopher Mayes.
After returning from the Task Force in 2013, Myrick served in the Criminal Investigations Division as an investigator, until his promotion to Sergeant in 2015. He was then assigned as a supervisor of the Shelby County Drug Enforcement Task Force and became the Tactical Response Unit Commander. During this same time, he was elected as the President of the Alabama Tactical Officer’s Association, serving in that role for over two years. In 2017, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, where he was assigned to the patrol division as a shift commander. In 2020, he was given command of the Shelby County multi-jurisdictional Special Operations Group, which is comprised of the Tactical Response Unit, Crisis Negotiations Unit, Mobile Field Force, and the Explosive Ordinance Disposal liaison team.
In December of 2020, Myrick was promoted to the rank of Captain where he was assigned as the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division. He holds a Masters Degree in Justice Administration and Crime Management, a Bachelor’s Degree in Leadership, an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement, and is a graduate of Leadership Shelby County. He is the recipient of the Medal of Valor, a meritorious service award, and the Sheriff’s Award.