Colonel Sonya Allen has been employed with the Sheriff’s Office since 1992. She grew up in Cobb County and graduated from Sprayberry High School in 1987. She attended the University of West Georgia where she obtained her Bachelors of Science Degree in 1991 and John Marshall Law School receiving her Juris Doctorate in 1999.
Throughout her career at the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office, she has been assigned to Detention, Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna Narcotics Unit, Field Operations, Fugitive, Court Services, Criminal Investigations Unit, Inspectional Services and the Administrative Division. She is currently assigned to the Executive Office and oversees legal, legislative, budgeting and contractual services for the agency.
Colonel Allen lives in Cobb County and has one child who attends school in the North West Cobb area.