Halifax County Sheriff Fred S. Clark announced late Tuesday afternoon the promotion of Captain Michael Womack to the rank of Major for the sheriff’s office following the retirement of Major Tommy Spencer.
Major Womack has 28 years of law enforcement experience.
He started his career as a police officer with the Lynchburg Police Department in 1989.
In 1993 he became a deputy with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assigned to the patrol division where he was promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant of the Investigative Division.
He worked three years in the Southside Regional Drug Task Force as Narcotics Investigator. He left the sheriff’s office in 2000 to pursue another career outside of law enforcement.
In 2003 he returned to the law enforcement field as an officer with the Halifax Police Department. While at the Halifax Police Department, he was promoted to Lieutenant as well as Interim Chief of Police.
In 2008 he returned to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office in the patrol division, later assigned to the Investigative division where he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Womack is a 1985 graduate of Halifax County Senior High School and then furthered his education at Danville Community College and Central VA Community College.
He also is a graduate of Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.
He is married to wife Carla and they have three adult children, Jonathan, Christian and Crystal. In his spare time, he enjoys working on cars, fishing and watching old westerns.
Sheriff Clark asks all to join with him in congratulating Major Womack on his promotion.