Welcome from the Sheriff

As Sheriff of Dougherty County, my main Constitutional duties are law enforcement, the courts and the jail. I pledge to enforce all laws equally and without prejudice, provide the best security possible for all who enter the courts of Dougherty County and to treat all inmates of the jail humanely, and with dignity and respect. Additionally, as a man of faith, I have a deep passion for the youth of our community. I have spent the better part of my law enforcement career devoted to teaching and mentoring our youth through various programs such as G.R.E.A.T. (Gang Resistance Education and Training) and C.H.A.M.P.S. (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety). As Sheriff, I continue to have a deep personal commitment to the well being of Dougherty County and its citizens. This is my home – it is where my wife and I raised our children, sent them to public schools, and it is where we want them to raise their children. I trust that you will find in the pages of this web site, useful and valuable information. If the Sheriff’s Office can ever be of help, please do not hesitate to call at (229) 430-6508 or (229) 431-3259. May God Bless You!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office shall be to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services in a fair and impartial manner; to house inmates in a safe and constitutional environment, while ensuring the protection of the surrounding community through the operation of a secure facility.

Interactive Information

In an effort to enhance communication between Dougherty County citizens and their Sheriff’s Office; and to provide a mechanism for public access to frequently requested information that is within the public domain, the Sheriff’s Office provides a Police–to–Citizen informational link. Whether you’re searching to see if a person is in jail, or requesting a security check, or just want answers to a few questions, you will find what you are looking for here.

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Dougherty County Sheriff's Office | Judicial Building | 225 Pine Avenue | Albany, Georgia 31701 | 229.431.3259