Fulton County Sheriff's Office (Georgia)

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The Fulton County Sheriff's Office is responsible for providing law enforcement services within Fulton County, Georgia, to prevent crimes, preserve the peace, and make arrests. Responsibilities of deputies include securing and providing safety to County buildings, courtrooms, jail and other public areas and processing and securing inmates at the Fulton County jail. Fulton County, Georgia is home to Atlanta, Georgia.[citation needed]

The department is headquartered at 185 Central Avenue, S.W. in Atlanta.[1]

The sheriff is Theodore "Ted" Jackson.

Mission statement[edit]

The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is constitutionally created to:

1. Maintain the Fulton County Jail;

2. Provide services that are needed and directed by the Court Systems;

3. Provide support and educational services to the community as a method of preventing and reducing crime; and

4. Enforce Federal and State laws.[citation needed]

Department Rank Structure[edit]

Title Insignia
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Chief Deputy
3 Gold Stars.svg
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Lieutenant Colonel
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US-O4 insignia.svg
Captain insignia gold.svg
US-O1 insignia.svg
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The Fulton County Sheriff's Office absorbed its counterparts in the defunct Campbell County (south)and Milton County(north)that were abolished and absorbed into Fulton for financial reasons by an act of the state legislature in 1931during the Depression.[2]

Deputies are issued Glock 37 .45 GAP pistols for their patrol duties, prior deputies were armed with the Glock 22 .40 S&W pistol.

Slain officers[edit]

Name Date Notes
Ed Battle 16 May 1902 Gunshot
David Yancey 16 June 1913 Stabbed
Verner J. Yarborough 25 July 1921 Gunshot
Adda J. Webb 7 November 1924 Gunshot, Milton County Sheriff's Office
J. E. Jenkins 14 February 1925 Automobile accident, Campbell County Sheriff's Office
Thomas Wiley Camp 3 April 1931 Gunshot, Campbell County Sheriff's Office
Henry Eugene Privett 11 July 1962 Gunshot
Robert Willard Watson 31 December 1966 Automobile accident
Ricky Leon Kinchen 17 March 2000 Gunshot
Hoyt Keith Teasley 11 March 2005 Gunshot



  1. ^ Official website accessed 7 June 2014
  2. ^ Officer Down Memorial Page, accessed 7 June 2014
  3. ^ Officer Down Memorial Page, accessed 7 June 2014

96991.pdf 2012 Annual Report

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