As your sheriff, I have been truly humbled by the incredible support I receive from the community. I am equally humbled by the support I receive from my staff.
These are the fishing prospects for this weekend for the Flint River and lakes Blackshear, Seminole and Walter F. George.
It was a difficult year on many levels, but the employees of the Sheriff’s Office have really stepped up and showed a level of determination and dedication that has made me very proud.
Thanksgiving is a holiday with very deep meaning for me personally. My life has been so blessed in so many ways that it takes a special time of reflection to recount them all.
Each year, I look forward to autumn and the opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office to thank the community for the overwhelming support given to law enforcement by hosting our annual “Building Unity in the Community” cookout.
Spring is a very important time in the life of the Dougherty County Sheriff’s Office Crime Prevention and Intervention Unit.
Last November, the Georgia Sheriffs’ Association conducted a survey with 76 of the 159 sheriffs reporting that they had lost more than 500 of their deputies to state law enforcement agencies over the last 10 years.
We have seen, again and again, victims of the storms disregard their own misfortune while they turn to help their neighbors.
Whether shopping online or making our way from one location to another, it is imperative to be aware of individuals who may try to take advantage of you.
Each year, I look forward to October and the opportunity for the Sheriff’s Office to thank the community for the overwhelming support given to law enforcement by hosting our annual Building Unity in the Community cookout.
As sheriff of Dougherty County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us — crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighborhoods safer places to live. By doing so, we will improve the quality of life for individuals and families; both young and old. It is imperative that we seek progress to reduce the negative influences that crime has on our children and to help safeguard the elderly.
Today, more than ever, it is important to have clear expectations whenever a civilian has an encounter with law enforcement. The vast majority of those encounters occur as traffic stops.
Many students, now out on their own for the first time, feel they don’t have to do the things their parents may have insisted on, like eating healthy foods, exercising, getting enough sleep and avoiding drugs and alcohol.
Sgt. Johnny Wright, who was promoted from jailer, to road deputy, to corporal, and then to sergeant, has served in many capacities to keep the citizens of Dougherty County safe for more than 33 years.
Spring is one of my favorite seasons of the year and it is right around the corner. Little League baseball’s opening day is a couple of weeks away. High schools are preparing for their regional and state meets, and men and women are once again returning to their favorite golf courses.
What every employer wants is an employee who will claim ownership of a process and work with passion and enthusiasm to ensure that the process flows as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Happy New Year! Whew, 2015 has come and gone and, as we forge ahead into 2016, I want to share some of the accomplishments of the Sheriff’s Office.
I feel that it is important that everyone has a clear understanding of exactly what rights Georgia's "stand your ground" law allows, and what it does not allow.