John Nichols is the Chief Deputy, as well as the Narcotics Officer for the Department. John has over 14 years experience as a Law Enforcement Officer with numerous hours of training. John is also a Drug reconigition expert (D.R.E.) officer and K-9 Handler. His duties are to oversee the Criminal Investigation Division, investigate illeagel activities in Perry County, assist patrol, and assist other Law Enforcement Agencies within the Perry County Sheriff's Office.