Now Hiring: Crime Intelligence Analyst

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Crime Intelligence Analyst

Full Time

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is actively seeking a Crime Intelligence Analyst with training and experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential functions of a Crime Intelligence Analyst are to collect, analyze, and disseminate information that may be incorporated into the everyday activities of the Sheriff’s Office in an effort to combat crime and allocate resources.

Data Collection and Analysis

Crime Analysis information will be collected using federal, state, and local law enforcement databases. From the data elements and sources, Crime Analyst will compile data into organized formats for subsequent comparison and analysis. The position requires the ability to exercise judgement, decisiveness, and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable and verifiable criteria.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Business, Data Analysis, Statistics, or other closely related field
  • Must be able to pass eligibility requirements for employment with this agency
  • Must complete a GCIC/NCIC certification within 6 months of employment
  • Must be fluent in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, no felony convictions, must be of good moral character and have good communication skills
  • O.S.T. Certified Law Enforcement Officer or Civilian
  • A combination of, education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job will be used to determine suitability for this position

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary range: $48,434.79-$50,888.29
  • Monday-Friday 8-5 with weekends, county holidays and inclement weather days off
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Uniforms Provided

Please submit a resume with your application.

Man Arrested on Multiple Drug Charges

In late April 2019, agents with the Sheriff’s office Special Investigations Division received information about an Eric Vaughan Brown, possibly selling narcotics in Douglas County. Over the course of the next several months, agents with SID were able to make several purchases of cocaine and MDMA (Ecstasy) from Mr. Brown. These transactions occurred inside Douglas County.

On July 25, 2019, agents with SID and the Sheriff’s office Crime Suppression Unit were able to take Mr. Brown into custody during a transaction involving cocaine. Subsequent to his arrest, Mr. Brown was found to be in possession of cocaine and marijuana. He also had a loaded firearm in his possession. Brown was accompanied by three children under 18 during his last transaction.

A search warrant was executed at his residence where agents recovered cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana. Four additional firearms were recovered from the residence.

Eric Vaughan Brown was taken to the Douglas County jail and charged with the following.

  • Sales of a schedule I controlled substance
  • Sales of cocaine
  • Possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of heroin with the intent to distribute
  • Possession of drug related objects
  • Possession of firearm while in possession of VGCSA (5 counts)
  • Reckless conduct (3 Counts)
  • Use of telecommunication facilities (3 Count)
  • Sales or possession with intent to distribute narcotics within 1000 feet of elementary School (3 Counts)

He is currently being held without bond. More charges are pending on other co-conspirators.

Congratulations, Sergeant Harris

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Dep. Melissa Harris on her recent promotion to Sergeant. She will be moving from Court Services to one of our two Jail night shifts.

Cleaning Up

Last week, some of our trusties pressure washed around the Woodie Fite Center and the playground equipment at Woodrow Wilson Park.

Echols, Amber Dann

Name: Amber Dann Echols
Sex: F
Race: W
YOB: 1983
Weight: 138lbs
Height: 4’11”
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Brown
Tattoos: Arms, back, and neck
Facial Hair:

Offense(s): Violation of Probation x3

If you have any contact with this individual, please notify the following:
Emergency: (770) 949-5656
Tipline: (678) 486-1253
Warrants Division: 770-920-7141 or 678-486-1283
Lt. Randy Daniell
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
Sgt. Michael Wheeler
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 577-5102
Inv. Hosea Gainer
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1215
Inv. Joey Garland
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 873-6747
Inv. Rodney Howard
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4976
Inv. Brad Northcutt
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (770) 920-4404
Dep. Anthony Cassity
Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Phone: (678) 486-1207
Capt. Matt Gray
Douglas County Sheriffs Office
Phone: (770) 920-4991

Tips to Avoid Mail Fraud

The Sheriff’s Office would like to inform our community of some safety measures to insure that your checks and banking information are safe. When sending checks as a form of payment via the postal system it is better not to do so from your residential mail box unless it is a locking mailbox. Criminals often look for the red flag up on a residential mailbox and attempt to steal mail in hopes of finding a check in the mail. It’s always best to drop off bills with checks inside directly at the post office or send them from a locking mailbox. If you are receiving a box of blank checks in the mail it is best to have them delivered to a locked mail receptacle or to your bank where you can pick them up. You may also consider signing up for “informed delivery” on the USPS website. “Informed Delivery” allows the post office to send you a daily email of scanned items you will be receiving in the mail that day. You can use this email to monitor what you are having delivered that day and know what to expect.

Man Wanted for Assault at Gas Station

On 7/8/2019 at approximately 11:40pm, the pictured subject entered the Marathon Gas Station at 5259 Stewart Mill Road and got into a verbal then physical altercation with the clerk by swinging at the clerk through the open security window. The suspect then fled the area in a black and tan 2010-2015 Dodge Ram.

Any information about this case, contact Inv. T.F. Smith at or 678-486-1294.


Two Arrested in Commercial Burglary Cases

Emilio Aceves-Amaya

At 2:00am on July 12, 2019, Deputy Gray with the Uniform Patrol Division was talking with a subject on foot in downtown Lithia Springs. During that encounter, he observed a light from a flashlight in the lot behind Simba’s Auto Sales. Based on the nature of the suspected crime in progress, Deputy Gray notified Deputy Regan other units in the area. Deputies converged on the businesses and began searching for the person with the flashlight behind the businesses. Emilio Aceves-Amaya was then located at the Tire Kingz (adjoining business with Simba’s Auto Sales) entering a vehicle in an attempt to leave the business. Deputies detained the suspect while checking the businesses and discovered forced entry to both businesses. Aceves-Amaya was arrested for burglary and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.




Travon Harrison

In an unrelated case that happened in the early morning hours of July 17, 2019, Deputy Citizen from the Uniform Patrol Division was patrolling businesses on Veterans Memorial Highway in Lithia Springs when he noticed a vehicle backed-up to the La Proveedora Supermarket storefront. He observed two males wearing hoodies, gloves, and masks concealing their identity. Deputy Citizen activated his emergency lights and the suspects jumped into their vehicle and drove away. Deputies chased the suspect vehicle, a silver Jeep Cherokee, until the vehicle was immobilized on I-20 just east of Thornton Road. Suspect Travon Harrison was taken into custody and at least one additional person evaded arrest after fleeing on foot across the interstate into a wooded area. The other suspect(s) remain at large. The burglars caused several thousand dollars’ in damage to the business and the cash register drawer with approximately $550 dollars that was taken from the store was recovered in the suspect vehicle. Harrison’s bond has been denied.


Two Arrested for Shipping Heroin

In early July 2019, the Douglas Sheriff’s office Special investigations Division (SID) received information from the Cobb County Sheriff’s office about shipments of heroin, being sent to the Cobb County Jail. Over the course of the investigation, it was determined that the packages were originating from a residence in Douglas County on Splitrock Lane. The packages were being sent to an inmate by the name of Aaron Jacklin. The packages had been intercepted on more than one occasion by Cobb County officials.

Agents with SID were able to secure a search warrant for the residence located in Douglas County. Agents with the Special Investigations Division and the Sheriff’s Crime Suppression Unit executed the search warrant on July 12, 2019. While executing the warrants, agents and deputy’s recovered approximately 3.5 ounces of Heroin from the residence. It was determined that the packages were being sent to Cobb County from the inmate Mr. Aaron Jacklin’s mother, Dina Jacklin. Mrs. Jacklin was present during the warrants execution.

Mrs. Jacklin was taken into custody and charged with Trafficking Heroin and conspiracy to commit a felony. Warrants were taken for her son Aaron, for conspiracy to commit a felony. Mrs. Jacklin declined to make a statement to Sheriffs officials.

Escapee from Mississippi Arrested in Douglas County

On July 13th 2019, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Crime Suppression Unit received information about the whereabouts of a subject identified as Justin Sewell. There were active warrants for the arrest of Justin for the charges of Violation of Probation (2 counts) through Douglas County and Escape from a Mississippi Corrections Facility.

A team was put together that included Special Investigations Division, Crime Suppression , K-9, H.E.A.T and SCORPION. Justin was taken in to custody at a residence on Cool Springs Road along with Megan Hylton, who also had outstanding arrest warrants.

This individual, who has a violent history, attempted to flee from justice by hiding in our county. The members of the units mentioned above worked past their assigned shifts in order to make sure that he would not be able to commit further crimes in our community; and that he had to answer for the crimes that he was running from in another state.

Welcome, New Jailer

Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to welcome Jailer Croft. She has been with us since February as a Dispatcher, and will be starting back in the jail this week.

Two Arrested for Trafficking Marijuana

On July 8th, 2019, shortly after noon, Casey Schoolcraft 27 YOA of Douglasville, and Gabriela Mendez, 25 YOA also from Douglasville Georgia were arrested on trafficking marijuana and weapons offenses. The couple received a shipment of approximately 78 lbs. of marijuana from the west coast to their residence on Hillpine Drive in Douglasville. In a joint operation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and HSI served a search warrant on the suspects residence after the marijuana was delivered. Also seized from the residence were two firearms, $1,565.00 cash, and two vehicles.

New Picnic Tables for Area Parks

Warmer weather means more visitors to area parks, and one of our trusty work crews was assigned the task of assembling new picnic tables.

Inmate Trash Detail Pickup Stats: June, 2019

Roads cleaned: 427
County office cleaned: 29
Cemeteries cleaned: 1
Total mattress collected: 8
Total tires collected: 44
County properties mowed: 67
Total bags of trash collected: 1,578
Total weight of trash and debris: 25,950 Lbs.