Sheriff David Davis is a lifelong resident of Macon-Bibb County and began his career at the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office in December of 1979. He is a graduate of Central High School and Macon State College and attended Georgia State University and the University of Virginia. Davis is a graduate of the 212th session of the FBI National Academy. He was elected Sheriff of Bibb County in November of 2012.

Sheriff Davis' duty assignments throughout his career have given him experience in all aspects of a full service sheriff's office, from corrections to patrol to investigations and to special operations. In 2007, Davis was appointed Chief Deputy of Law Enforcement Services for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. In this position, Davis set the priorities and policies for the field operations of the office.

Since becoming sheriff in January 2013, Davis has guided the successful merger of the Bibb County Sheriff's Office with the Macon Police Department. In 2015 the sheriff’s office achieved Georgia State Law Enforcement Certification through the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. He has overseen the implementation of many significant initiatives at the office during his tenure. These include the CHAMPS Program in the Middle Schools and the PRIDE Initiative in the greater community. 

Sheriff Davis has specialized training covering various aspects of law enforcement including community policing, crisis intervention, interpersonal relations, media relations, forensics, hostage negotiations, and management of law enforcement personnel.

Sheriff Davis is a member of the Georgia Sheriffs' Association, where he serves on the Standards and Training committee, the FBI National Academy Associates, the Peace Officers Association of Georgia, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the National Information Officers Association. Davis is also a member of the Exchange Club of Macon.

Sheriff Davis’ wife, Lili, retired from Georgia Farm Bureau in October 2019. His daughter, Heather, is a graduate of Mercer University and works as a lab scientist for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. She and her husband, Evan, reside in Norcross. The Davis family are members of the First Baptist Church of Christ in Macon.