List of law enforcement agencies in Georgia

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This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the U.S. state of Georgia. All of these agencies are certified by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council or POST which means these agencies have full arrest power and authority and the ability to carry and use handcuffs, OC spray, expandable ASP baton and bear arms. All peace officers in the state of Georgia are required to be certified by POST before they can have the powers as sworn law enforcement officers in the state of Georgia

According to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2008 Census of State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, the state had 628 law enforcement agencies employing 26,551 sworn police officers, about 274 for each 100,000 residents.[1]

Georgia also hosts the FLETC, which serves as the primary training facility for numerous federal law enforcement agencies.

State agencies[edit]

Transit authority police[edit]

County marshal agencies[edit]

County sheriff agencies[edit]

County police agencies[edit]

City police agencies[edit]

College and university agencies[edit]

Board of Education agencies[edit]

Defunct agencies[edit]

  • Chatham County Police Department merged with the Savannah Police Department on January 1, 2005 to form the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  • Macon Police Department - merged with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office in 2015.
  • Oak Park Police Department disbanded April 2019
  • Savannah Police Department merged with the Chatham County Police Department on January 1, 2005 to form the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
  • Augusta Police Department merged with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office after the city and county governments consolidated in 1996. The Augusta Police Department provided all policing services within the City of Augusta while the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office provided policing in the unincorporated areas of Richmond County.

References[edit]

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