The Alabama Sheriffs Association (ASA) announced on Tuesday that James “Jimmy” Lambert will be the next Executive Director of the Association.

Chief Lambert will assume his new position on Oct. 1, 2022.

Lambert has served the State of Alabama Office of the Attorney General for the past 10 years, first as Senior Special Agent and most recently as Chief Investigator. He is retired from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security after serving as Assistant Attache/ICE Representative, Senior Special Agent, and Supervisory Special Agent.

“The Sheriffs of Alabama welcome and look forward to working with Chief Lambert in his new position,” the ASA announced.

Lambert replaced longtime executive director Bobby Timmons, who retired following the 2022 legislative session, after serving in that position since 1975. Timmons was a vocal opponent of permitless carry legislation that passed the Legislature this past session. As part of that debate, Timmons drew national attention in Jan. when he told 1819 News that he would support changes to the Second Amendment.

SEE THE STORY HERE: Sheriff's Association Director says he would support change to Second Amendment (1819news.com)

To connect with the author of this story, or to comment, email [email protected].

Don’t miss out! Subscribe to our newsletter and get our top stories every weekday morning.