Bio

WHO IS FLOYD BONNER, JR.?

Floyd Bonner, Jr, is a lifelong resident of the Memphis and Shelby County area. As a second-generation
law enforcement officer, Bonner followed the career path of his father who retired from the Memphis Police Department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.  He grew up understanding the importance of serving 
the community and being on the right side of the law.

 

As proud graduated of Hillcrest High School, Bonner took steps to becoming a law enforcement officer. He attended and successfully earned an Associate degree in Psychology from Jackson State Community 

College. He completed his academic studies at the at the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.  Recently, he completed the Police Leadership Graduate Program, 136th Administrative Officer Course, at the Southern Police Institute (SPI), Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Science, University of Louisville, and was recognized as a Dean’s Scholar.

 His law enforcement career began with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office in 1980 as a Deputy Sheriff in the Jail Division. He served and protected our community during his assignment in Uniformed Patrol Division, working undercover in the Narcotics Division and throughout his career. He was promoted and served in every supervisory rank within the Sheriff’s Office as follows: Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain, and Inspector. The current Sheriff, William “Bill” Oldham, appointed him as Assistant Chief Deputy. 

In addition, Sheriff Oldham appointed him into the rank of Chief Deputy becoming the first African American to fill the position. Bonner received extensive law enforcement and leadership development training throughout his career.

Bonner is the husband of one wife, Audrey, for the last 35 years. They have two sons, Floyd III and Elliot, who completed their college education and are productive self-sufficient citizens. Recently, they became first-time grandparents with the birth of twins as new additions to the family.