Keith Watkins

Title: Investigator
Phone: 828-837-2589

Investigator Keith Watkins, a graduate from Andrews High School, began his career with the Office of the Sheriff, in 2002, as a Detention Officer. Watkins spent over a decade working with the Detention Center and held the positions of Detention Officer, Armed Transport Officer, Sergeant, and Lieutenant and finally took over the helm as Captain in 2012. During this time, Watkins also pursued his Basic Law Enforcement Training and become a sworn deputy in 2010. Watkins has maintained all state mandated training for both the Detention and Patrol Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office for several years and transitioned into an investigator role in 2013. 

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