The responsibility of this division is to patrol Dougherty County enforcing all local, state and federal laws. Additionally, the Patrol Division conducts security patrol of residential and business properties in Dougherty County, conducts traffic stops and writes citations for traffic violations, responds to and assists with all emergency calls for assistance, including escorting emergency vehicles from the county line to the hospitals. The Patrol Division also assists the other divisions with the execution of civil documents and court orders to apprehend and detain subjects, serves criminal arrest warrants, transports persons under arrest to the jail, serves court orders issued by the Probate Court or attending physicians to locate and transport patients for treatment, assists the public in civil and criminal matters and assists other law enforcement agencies, upon request.
The K-9 unit provides tracking and explosive detection service. The Sheriff's Office K-9 unit can track Alzheimer's patients, children, fugitives, and others as needed. The unit can also screen buildings and areas for the presence of explosives, to include ammunition
The Criminal Warrants section is responsible for serving arrest warrants and court orders on persons wanted throughout Dougherty County and other jurisdictions. The Criminal Warrants section also has the task of assisting with transportation and extradition of wanted persons (both locally and nationwide) and assisting other agencies during emergencies as the need arises. This section augments the patrol section and assists the Court Security and Civil Division as needed.
The responsibility of this division is to serve papers from the Dougherty County Clerk of Court, the Dougherty County Magistrate Court, Dougherty County Probate Court and occasionally, from civil courts of other jurisdictions. The documents served include subpoenas, divorce papers, complaints, petitions, protective orders, statement of claims, writs/levies, garnishments, and dispossessory warrants. The deputies in this division are also responsible for security at evictions, conducting the Sheriff’s sale of levied property each month, enforcing court orders and issuing citations.
FEE SCHEDULE FOR CIVIL PROCESS SERVICE
Georgia Law requires any secondary metals recycler to purchase regulated metal property in any amount without being registered pursuant to O.C.G.A 10-1-359. All secondary metals recyclers in Dougherty County must register with the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. Registration includes a completed application, copy of current business license, copy of a valid driver’s license or I.D. card and registration fee of $200 made payable in a cashier’s check or money order to the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office. Annual registration is required by law.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (By appointment only)