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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.


Ready to Respond

Technology on Display

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.

 

 

 

FCSO Citizen Academy

Citizens Academy deserves a Wow:

Since 2012, Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson's office has hosted a six-week Citizens' Academy allowing participants to observe how his office operates. M. Gino Brogdon Sr., a former Fulton County Superior Court judge, recently participated in the Citizens' Academy and wrote these remarks about his experience. 

 

View the full article here: http://www.dailyreportonline.com/id=1202661586434/Citizens-Academy-deserves-a-Wow?cmp=share_email 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


Serving Our Community

Please join us in giving a pat on the back to Deputy William Carter, Officer Shauna Davis and Deputy Jonathan Bennett. These employees' display of professionalism and compassion in dealing with families who come to the jail earned them a compliment recently from an inmate's father. The man flew to Atlanta from Arizona to check on his son who had been arrested and was jailed at 901 Rice Street. 

The man's letter to Major Kirt Beasley is attached for you to read.  His name has been redacted to protect his privacy. Here is an excerpt: "My experience began with Deputy Bennett.  Your deputy greeted me in a very courteous and respectful manner. I explained the reason for my visit. He listened to me and answered every one of my questions, he showed patience and compassion and did nothing to rush me away in spite of how very busy he was becoming. The results of his approach and style had a calming effect on me which I assure you was welcomed and appreciated, (even after I was informed that I could go no further into the facility because I was wearing Flip/Flops.)"Thank you Deputy Bennett, Officer Davis, and Deputy Carter. You make us proud.

Click here to read the letter