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.

Don't Be A Victim

Scam artists are at it again. Perpetrators of the latest reappearance of this con-game are falsely claiming to be from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. They use telephone numbers that look official. The caller may say the citizen has a warrant or must pay fines or else. The scammers request personal information and of course, money. Folks, no one from the real Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is going to call you and ask for your personal information and/or cash. If you receive one of these calls, make note of the number, hang up and call your local law enforcement agency to report it.

Note: Real deputies looking for fugitives don't pick up the phone or do FaceTime or Skype. They roll out.

Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Awarded Grant to Teach Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

 Sheriff Ted Jackson is pleased to announce that the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is the recipient of the Pedestrian Safety grant from the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety with federal funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   The grant is effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. The grant funding amount is $6,260.50. The funds will be used to continue educating elementary school aged children 4-14 and senior citizens age 65 and older about pedestrian and bicycle safety. The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Section will teach the NHTSA children pedestrian safety curriculum to elementary students in Fulton County. In addition, the Community Outreach Section will offer a pedestrian safety workshop for senior citizens in Fulton County focusing on skills for safe walking and physical mobility.


PLEASE JOIN US: The Citizen’s Academy is designed to support the agency’s mission to provide support and educational services to the community as a method of preventing and reducing crime. Classes meet once a week during the 6-week program. The interactive sessions will provide citizens with an insight of the agency and an opportunity to experience highlights of basic law enforcement training and all of the Sheriff’s Office daily operations.


The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Academy is a great opportunity for citizens to become empowered to assist the Sheriff’s Office in transforming their communities. We encourage residents, community leaders, and business owners to commit to participating in this fulfilling experience.

Classes will run from April 25, 2018 to May 30, 2018. The 6 week program will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Classes will be offered on the following subject matter:
- CPR/ First Aid
- Jail tour
- Use of Force
- Code Red/ Mass Evacuation
- Special Units Presentations
- And More

For an application, contact the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Community Outreach Section at 404-612-6624 or community.outreach.fcso@fultoncountyga.gov

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.





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