Community Champion Awards – 2018

On Saturday, April 28th, Sheriff Tim Pounds, and several other community leaders were honored at the 2018 Youth Business Tank event hosted by Evolving Excellence. This organization “is a youth empowerment group dedicated to teaching students solid business skills, providing programs that build self-esteem while helping students to identify the value in others, as well as seminars to strengthen parenting skills.” The event Saturday night gave students a chance to pitch their business ideas in a “Shark Tank” like setting, as well as served as a venue to spotlight community leaders who have had a positive impact on teens and their families. Sheriff Pounds would like to thank Evolving Excellence for the recognition, and we are looking forward to working closely together in the future.


 

Gang Activity Town Hall Meeting

Sheriff Pounds attended tonight’s town hall meeting on gang activity hosted by the Douglasville Police Department. Topics included how to talk to your kids about gangs, identifying gang activity, and Georgia’s gang laws and statues. If you suspect gang activity in your area, you can call the Douglasville Police Department at 770-920-3010 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 770-942-2121.

New Hires April 2018

Congratulations to our new hires:

4 Jailers:

  • C. Carter
  • R. Bryant
  • W. Miller
  • D. Brooks

1 Bailiff:

  • B. Mallory

1 Deputy

  • J. Carton

Third Annual Spay & Neuter Fundraiser

The Third Annual Spay & Neuter Fundraiser was held over the weekend at Deer Lick Park, and one of our inmate work crews helped to set up tables and decorations for the event. More pictures from the event can be found on the Facebook pages for Douglas County Happenings and Mike Mulcare.

Man Wanted for Property Damage

On April 15, 2018 at approximately 06:55, the unknown male above entered the Citgo gas station located at 3757 Kings Highway, Douglasville, Georgia  30135 and caused damage to the property. The suspect is a Caucasian male approximately 5’10 to 6’1 and weighs from 165-185lbs. The male was wearing a blue Snoopy t-shirt, blue jeans, black belt and silver necklace.  The suspect went to the sink, shoved something in the sink and stopped it from draining. The male then left the water running, flooding the area of the store causing damage to the property.

If you have information in identifying this individual,

Please contact Inv. M. Joseph, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 770-920-4916 or email mjoseph@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Thank You

Reference case R1804967

 

Reentry Program Meet and Greet

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds has implemented a Reentry Program that will help to improve public safety and minimize high recidivism in Douglas County by providing support and connections for needed services. This program will work to ensure reentry ability through job placement skills, social skills, healthcare education, housing and transportation.

On April 11th, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office hosted the first Meet and Greet aimed at gathering together various resources for inmates who will be reentering the community. We would like to thank all the individuals who attended this meeting, and we hope to have more businesses that provide jobs for formerly incarcerated individuals come to our next Meet and Greet Event.

We also would to thank our local Kroger, Sam’s Club and Douglas Donuts for their donations for this event. We appreciate your support.

Deputy Injured in Stop Sign Wreck

It is the belief of some that lesser traffic offenses should not be enforced as strictly in Douglas County and that law enforcement should concentrate their efforts on more serious crimes and issues. Speeding, distracted driving, running stop signs and red lights are and have been a serious concern of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. We have two different units consisting of 13 deputies specifically designated to traffic enforcement throughout the county.

Last night one of our deputies was traveling westbound on Hwy 78. As he was in the Hwy 78-Post Road intersection, which is under construction, a driver ran the stop sign and collided with his car. Thank goodness, both drivers appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries. The deputy is doing well and recovering at home. For your safety and the safety of others please drive carefully and obey the traffic laws!

Special Olympics 2018

Sheriff Tim Pounds and other personnel attended the Special Olympics events at New Manchester High School on April 10, 2018. These events give special needs athletes a chance to compete in sports in a safe and fun environment.

Hunter Park Batting Cages

Batter up! Warmer weather means baseball, and that means players need a place to practice. The batting cages at Hunter Park recently got a face lift with new artificial turf and under padding.

Suspects Wanted for Mailbox Vandalism

The Johnston Rd. area of Winston was hit overnight with a series of mailbox vandalism cases. It appears that the vandals were playing “mailbox baseball,” and several boxes were knocked over. If anyone has any information regarding this case, please call our main number at 770-942-2121.

Community Resources Inmate Reentry Meet & Greet

The Douglas County Sheriff’s office cordially invites you to a Meet and Greet event on April 11th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

The purpose of this event is to get acquainted with the Douglas County Community Resources for the new reentry program here at the Sheriff’s Office. This will help our inmates who will be returning to the community to have a list of resources for jobs, housing, transportation, personal effects, food sources, community supervision, mental health and substance abuse counseling.

Please bring brochures or any printed information regarding your program to share. If you are unable to attend, please email your information.

Please R.S.V.P to the event by April 4th, 2018 by calling 678-486-1232 or email Lisa Williams at lwilliams@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.