About Eric J. Wilson

Eric J. Wilson has served as a law enforcement officer in Henry County for the past 23 years.


Eric J. Wilson brings everything Henry County needs in a sheriff – experience, drive to improve, and a commitment to serve.

Wilson has more than 23 years of experience serving Henry County as a law enforcement officer, in addition to serving as a 911 dispatcher and U.S. Marine.

Wilson currently works as an investigator for the Henry County District Attorney’s Office, where he is responsible for preparing felony cases for prosecution.

Wilson worked for 10 years under Henry County Sheriff Keith McBrayer, including serving as a courtroom deputy, corrections officer, hostage negotiator and community relations deputy. During his time with the sheriff’s department, he worked in all operational capacities, including on the road, in the jail and the courthouse. As a member of the sheriff’s community relations unit, Wilson was tasked with educating the community about sheriff’s operations and public outreach. This included interacting with all segments from the community, from teaching the Junior Deputy Program, helping to establish neighboorhood watches, and teaching church and senior safety classes.  Wilson also participated in the day to day operation of the Sheriff McBrayer youth summer camp.

Prior to joining the sheriff’s department, Wilson worked for the Henry County Police Department for nine years. While at the police department, Wilson worked as a patrol officer, narcotics agent, internal affairs investigator, community relations officer and hostage negotiator.  Wilson also taught the S.T,O.P program to elementary students while at Henry County Police Dept.  

During the beginning of his career, Wilson worked as a patrol officer and special operations officer (SWAT) in Americus, Ga. and a 911  dispatcher in Columbus, Ga. Wilson proudly served our nation in the  U.S. Marine Corps, with service abroad in the Philippines and Japan.

Wilson has maintained his Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training law enforcement certification for more than 25 years. He has thousands of hours of additional law enforcement training, including specialized classes in narcotics, criminal investigations, hostage negotiations, interrogations, surveillance, court security and corrections.

The son of a long-time Michigan police officer, Wilson was raised to respect and honor law enforcement and he works hard to mentor young police officers, including serving as a certified Field Training Officer. He also is active in the community, including serving as a board member for the Bruce Holmes Youth Foundation. A father of three daughters, Wilson and his wife reside in the Kellytown community in McDonough.