Started his career in law enforcement at the Sweetwater Police Department in September of 1987. Vineyard completed the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1988 and received the rank of Sergeant and then Captain at the Sweetwater Police Department. Vineyard started with the Monroe County Sheriffís Department in June of 1997 and received the rank of Captain before being appointed Chief Deputy. Vineyard was an Instructor at the Cleveland State Police Academy from 1998 until 2000.
After a short career change Vineyard came back to the Sheriffís office as Captain of the School Resource program in August of 2016.