Congratulations, Major West

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Capt. Lindy West on her recent promotion to Major. She has almost 33 years of service with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and is the first ever female Major. She was also the first female Captain. Sheriff Pounds and former Sheriff Tommy Waldrop were on hand to change her epaulets.

Stuffed Animal Delivery

Sheriff Tim Pounds had the great pleasure of accepting a generous gift of stuffed animals for our littlest community members.  St. John Paul II Council 10821 of the Knights of Columbus, members John Bumbalo and Mike Mulcare, brought these precious toys to the office  for our deputies to provide to children in times of need.  We cannot thank them enough!

 

Exodus Ranch Foster Fun Day

A huge THANK YOU goes out to our friends at the Exodus Ranch here in Douglasville.  They provided a day of fun activities and horseback riding as well as a demonstration by some of their rider’s awesome skills to foster children in the area.  There was food, fun and an opportunity to visit with these precious children.  The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office was proud to be invited to participate in this great event.

Two Dirt Bikes Stolen

On 03/18/19 two 2018 Apollo Dirt bikes similar to the ones pictured above were taken from 2756 E. County Line Road. The red one is a 250cc model and the blue is a 125cc model. They were secured behind the residence and chained up. A brake handle or clutch handle may be missing from one of the bikes. Any information as to the recovery of the bikes or identity of the suspects involved, please notify Inv. E. Waters at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at the contacts provided. If the vehicle is spotted please contact your local law enforcement.
Case Number: R1903084
Phone: 678-486-1204
Email: ewaters@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

Convoy of Care

Every year some of our Georgia neighbors are adversely affected by severe weather.  The Convoy of Care gathers donations at the beginning of the season so affected families can receive necessary supplies in their time of need.   The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is proud to assist in this worthwhile effort to prepare in advance to help Georgia communities in need.  For more information on the Convoy of Care, check out their website!

http://www.caring4others.org/partnerships/convoy-of-care/

Eastside Elementary Visit

On March 21st, members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s office were privileged to visit with the children at Eastside Elementary School.  The kids got to see some of our equipment, and we got to make some new friends!

Missing: Juvenile Halie Dunn

UPDATE (05/14/2019 @ 2:50pm): Juvenile Haile Dunn has been located.

Haile Dunn, 16 years of age, was last seen on March 10th, 2019, in Hampton, Georgia, unknown clothing description. Haile Dunn is described as 5’5, 130lbs, bright red hair, and blue eyes.
Please contact Inv. Darrell Black with any information at 770-920-4914 or 770-949-5656 or dblack@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

 

Congratulations, New Deputies and New Hire

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our recent hires and newly-mandated Deputies. Dep. Lee Martin is a familiar face around the sheriff’s office having previously worked with the Douglasville Police Department before moving on to the MARTA PD. We’re glad to have him! Dep. Russell Bonds previously worked in our jail before being sent to mandate. Dep. Katelyn Lovvorn comes to us from Juno, AK. Jailer Terrance Martin is brand new to law enforcement. We are always looking for motivated and dedicated individuals to work as Deputies. Please check out our employment page for instructions on applying.

Theft of Food Trailer

On 03/04/19 the trailer pictured above was stolen from the CubeSmart Rental facility located at 1575 N. Blairs Bridge in Lithia Springs. The trailer was reported seen traveling I-20 eastbound on 03/11/19 being pulled by a black and silver colored Chevrolet Silverado. The trailer has distinct lettering on all sides. Any information as to the recovery of the trailer or identity of the suspects involved, please notify Inv. E. Waters at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at the contacts provided. If the vehicle is spotted please contact your local law enforcement.
Case Number: R1902696
Phone: 678-486-1204
Email: ewaters@sheriff.douglas.ga.us

 

Career Day at Burnette Elementary

On March 14, 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office had the great pleasure of meeting some of our future community leaders at the Burnett Elementary School Career Day. Students were able to get a close up view of some of our special equipment, our patrol cars and our portable detention trailer. And, of course, they had to wrap up the day with some ice cream from out Polar Patrol! Thank you for having us, Burnett. We had a great time!

Sweetwater Elementary School

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is committed to fostering positive relationships with our community.  On March 15th, we got to share some ice cream with students at Sweetwater Elementary School.  The deputies and the kids had a great time!

 

Courthouse Remodel

The Douglas County Courthouse is currently undergoing a security overhaul. In order to make room for the new equipment and screening process, one of our work crews has been involved in demoing the office areas that previously housed departments that have since moved to the annex on Fairburn Rd. More information about the remodel can be found on celebratedouglascounty.com.

15th Annual Blake Gammill Run

This year’s Gammill Run will be held Saturday, May 18th at Boundary Waters Park. Unlike in years past, this time it will be an evening/night run. The 1-mile run/walk starts at 7:00pm, and the 5k run/walk begins at 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to the event, even if they’re not participating in the run/walk. Registration on the run can be done online at www.active.com, or a copy of the registration form can be downloaded and sent to the Douglas County Rogue Runners. Preregistration is open until May 8th. The fees are $15 for the 1-mile run/walk and $22 for the 5k. Fees increase $5 if registered after May 8th. This is a rain-or-shine event, and the fees are not refundable. All preregistered participants will receive one quality, wicking technical t-shirt (adult sizes only, youth sizes cotton). Late and race day registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Awards will be given to the 5K overall male & female, masters male & female, and top 3 male & female in 15 age groups from 10 & under through 75+. Ribbons will be awarded to all 1-mile finishers. The course is a combination of roads, grass and trails. For the safety of everyone, no pets, headphones or strollers are permitted on the course. For questions, email Sgt. Kirby at skirby@sheriff.douglas.ga.us.

The proceeds will benefit the Douglas County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT). This race is in honor of Officer Blake Gammill, Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy who was killed in the line of duty February 24, 2005.

 

Crime Stats: 2016 – 2018

These are the yearly crime stats for 2016 thru 2018 for unincorporated Douglas County. These numbers do not include the cities of Austell, Douglasville, or Villa Rica. Those crime stats are compiled by those police departments.