Welcome to The Sheriff's Office site!


The Georgia Constitution mandates that each county has a sheriff, and legislation designates the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county. In most counties with a sheriff and a county police department, the sheriff voluntarily relinquishes the general law enforcement responsibilities to the county police department, although he cannot be forced to do so. The sheriff retains the authority to intervene in any law enforcement effort within the county when he felt compelled to do so. This includes actions initiated by deputies of this agency who have witnessed a violation of law or in the absence of a county police officer.

1. As a Law Enforcement Officer: The sheriff has the responsibility of protecting life and property and for preservation of the public peace. This includes all law enforcement functions associated with those endeavors.

2. As an Officer of the Court: In addition to providing physical security in the courtrooms and courthouse, the sheriff must serve as bailiff to the superior court or designate deputies to serve in that capacity. Bailiff duties include escorting juries to the courtroom, and if requested to do so, to their meals and hotel rooms. Bailiffs otherwise attend to the needs of the jury and guard them against outside influences. The sheriff is charged with serving all court summons, including subpoenas and civil process papers. In addition, the sheriff must execute all court-ordered levies on property to satisfy judgments- in court actions. The sheriff is also responsible for the transportation of mentally ill residents of his county to mental health emergency receiving facilities.

3. As a Detention Officer: The sheriff is the official jailer of the county and is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of all inmates. The courts have established strict guidelines that the sheriff must follow in providing these things to his inmates. The sheriff is also responsible for preventing the escape of inmates from the jail.


Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Junior Deputy Program



Fulton County students have an opportunity to build character and learn more about the justice system through the new Junior Deputy Program initiated by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. The program starts this summer for youth ages 12 to 16. Junior Deputies will receive an introduction to law enforcement, learn about the various functions of the Sheriff’s Office, participate in character building and leadership skills exercises along with activities to promote mental and physical wellness.

Students will receive an introduction to CPR, Code Red (fire drill simulation at the Fulton County Jail), defensive tactics demonstrations, verbal judo, proper etiquette when approached by law enforcement and physical fitness.

The Junior Deputy Program will be held July 13 – 17, 2015, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sessions will take place at the Fulton County Public Safety Training Center, 3025 Merk Road, College Park, GA 30349 near the Wolf Creek Amphitheater unless otherwise noted.

The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications now. Candidates must submit the application, an essay, and a recommendation from a teacher or school administrator at the same time to be considered eligible for the program. Students must attend school in Fulton County, be related to a Fulton County employee or live in Fulton County. The cost is $45. Participants will receive a shirt and other materials. Please contact Deputy J. Price of the Community Outreach Section for more details at 404-612-3480 or via email johnika.price@fultoncountyga.gov


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The Fulton County Sheriff's Office has an array of high-tech tools and highly trained personnel ready to be deployed at a moment's notice.





The GA Fulton VINE system is a service through which victims of crime can use the telephone or Internet to search for information regarding the custody status of their offender and to register to receive telephone and e-mail notification when the offender’s custody status changes. The VINE toll-free number for the GA Fulton VINE system is (877) 994-8463.  This service is provided to assist Victims of Crime who have a right to know about their offender's custody status. Click here to VineLink