A Message from Sheriff Pounds
I was born and raised in the Post and Ephesus Church Road area of Winston, Georgia. I grew up in a large family of 14 and am a 1975 graduate of Douglas County High School. I'm a 61 year old father of four and grandfather of two. I am a member of Crossroads for Life Ministries Church in Douglasville.
More Law Enforcement Community Oriented Policing
Law enforcement must become more involved within their local communities. We have to get out and interact with people and their children so that we make personal connections. The community has to see that these men and women are truly there to serve and protect them. This will be accomplished by making the officers get out of their cars and make positive contacts with members of our community. Some examples are community events such as youth football games, baseball games, school field days, fall festivals, and many, many more events throughout the county.
People want more transparency within law enforcement. Having more transparency in law enforcement is very important to our ongoing national issues. It isn't that we don't want to let you know what is happening as quickly as possible. However, it is often impossible to give full details because we want to protect the integrity of the investigation. If it is a major incident that occurs in Douglas County and involves one of our officers, we will turn the investigation over to a neutral agency. An investigation often takes months to gather all the facts, examine them, and determine if a crime was committed. I personally vow to keep the citizens abreast of major situations the best that I can, while protecting the integrity of the investigation.