Georgia Sheriff

See Georgia Sheriffs and search free public sheriff records. Sheriffs are law enforcement officers which enforce laws and keep public order. Sheriffs are usually elected by their regional counties.


Sheriffs by County

Appling County Atkinson County Bacon County Baldwin County Banks County Barrow County Bartow County Ben Hill County Berrien County Bibb County Bleckley County Brantley County Brooks County Bryan County Bulloch County Burke County Butts County Calhoun County Camden County Candler County Carroll County Catoosa County Charlton County Chatham County Chattahoochee County Chattooga County Cherokee County Clarke County Clayton County Clinch County Cobb County Coffee County Colquitt County Columbia County Cook County Coweta County Crawford County Crisp County Dade County Dawson County DeKalb County Decatur County Dodge County Dooly County Dougherty County Douglas County Early County Echols County Effingham County Elbert County Emanuel County Evans County Fannin County Fayette County Floyd County Forsyth County Franklin County Fulton County Gilmer County Glascock County Glynn County Gordon County Grady County Greene County Habersham County Hall County Hancock County Haralson County Harris County Hart County Heard County Henry County Houston County Irwin County Jackson County Jasper County Jeff Davis County Jefferson County Jenkins County Johnson County Jones County Lamar County Lanier County Laurens County Lee County Liberty County Lincoln County Lowndes County Lumpkin County Macon County Madison County Marion County McDuffie County McIntosh County Meriwether County Miller County Mitchell County Monroe County Montgomery County Morgan County Murray County Muscogee County Newton County Oconee County Oglethorpe County Paulding County Peach County Pickens County Pierce County Polk County Pulaski County Putnam County Quitman County Rabun County Randolph County Richmond County Rockdale County Schley County Screven County Seminole County Spalding County Stephens County Stewart County Sumter County Talbot County Taliaferro County Tattnall County Taylor County Telfair County Terrell County Thomas County Tift County Toombs County Towns County Treutlen County Troup County Turner County Twiggs County Union County Upson County Walker County Walton County Ware County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Webster County Wheeler County White County Whitfield County Wilcox County Wilkes County Wilkinson County Worth County

About Sheriffs

A sheriff is an elected law enforcement official for a county. Sheriffs usually have policing jurisdiction over unincorporated areas of the county, though in some states, sheriffs have jurisdiction throughout the state.

In many locations, the sheriff also runs the county jail.

The sheriff keeps records on criminal arrests, incidents reported to the sheriff, traffic collision reports, and other records. Many of these records are available to the public.

Records available from a Sheriff

The Sheriff's Office keeps a number of records. This includes records on crimes committed in the sheriff's jurisdiction, traffic incidents, and other records produced in the course of the sheriff's business. If the sheriff is charged with running the county jail, the Sheriff's Office will also have jail records.

The Sheriff's Office makes arrest reports and incident reports. Arrest reports contain basic information about the arrest, including the name of those arrested, the location, and the number of charges. If an individual resisted arrest or the patrol officer used force, this will be recorded in the arrest report.

The Sheriff's Office also produces incident reports. This includes accident reports, citizen reports of crimes, and 911 calls for assistance. Incident reports list the time, location, and nature of the incident, as well as any injuries or weapons found at the scene.

Arrest reports and incident reports are often included in summary logs produced by the Sheriff's Office. These summary logs are typically available to the public, and they can be searched through online databases maintained by local Sheriff's Offices.

Sheriffs may request that certain records remain sealed if they believe public access might endanger those involved in the case or hamper the investigation. Some of these files may be available in court records after the conclusion of the case.

In some locations, the sheriff runs the county jail. Where that is the case, the sheriff can also provide information on current or former inmates, including the facility housing the prisoner, the release date, and the court that charged the prisoner. Some Sheriff's Offices provide online inmate locators.

In addition to arrest records and incident reports, Sheriff's Offices also have records on their operations. This includes annual reports, strategic plans, and in some cases, department manuals.

Many sheriff department records are available online. If they are not, you can file a records request with the Sheriff's Office or request documents by email, telephone, or in person.