It’s an annual tradition for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to host a luncheon for all county employees on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. As always, we appreciate the time and effort the kitchen staff has put in to making such a wonderful meal.
At the beginning of the school year, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with the Douglas County School System reinstated the DARE program in our elementary schools. Today, the first fifth grade D.A.R.E. class in Douglas County in over a decade graduated the program at Bright Star Elementary led by Deputy Hutcheson. We are so proud of the fifth grade, the essay representatives and our relationship with our schools. Congratulations to everyone. More graduations will follow!
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome and congratulate the following personnel:
- Mary Cater: Records Division new hire
- Deputy Paulette Cole: Mandate graduate and new deputy
- Deputy Terrance Martin: Mandate graduate and new deputy
- Lt. Dale Kelley: Promotion to Civil Division Lt. from Warrants/Fugitive Sgt.
The coming months will see more retirees and promotions, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will need fresh faces to fill the vacancies. If you are interested in applying, please check out our employment page.
On November 12th, 2019 shortly after 11:00 AM, Carl Rupnow was shot to death during the commission of an armed robbery while running his Community Coffee route at Pete’s Store located at 1870 Lee Road in Lithia Springs, GA 30122. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office/Douglasville Police Department Major Case Unit did an exemplary job on rapidly identifying Freddy Pouerie of Lithia Springs as the suspect. The expeditious manner in which this case was investigated allowed for investigators to identify the suspect’s place of employment where he was apprehended about 23:00 hours last night. Members of the community that came forward were crucial in assisting investigators in the quick apprehension of Pouerie and thus making the community that much safer. We would like to thank the community for their continued support in our efforts to make Douglas County a safe place to live.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are proud recognize My Kind of Dad. This family-run business was started by Michelle Williams and her husband, Jay. Along with creating balloon displays for parties, weddings and other functions, they give back to the community by providing inmates with a chance to connect with their children through the gift of a custom balloon bear and keepsake box. For parents who are incarcerated, these gifts help to show the children that they are loved, even though their parent can’t be with them. Each parent is encouraged to write a letter to their child, which is then placed in the keepsake box.
The inmates who were selected to take part in the program are currently participating in the Douglas County Adult Detention Reentry Program. This program, started in 2018 by Sheriff Pounds, aims to combat the recidivism rate in Douglas County. Inmates who are selected for the program, and who will be released into the Douglas County community, are given contact information for job placement, housing, transportation, and other resources. While they are incarcerated, inmates also meet with life coaches, and learn skills that will help them get jobs once they are released. One of the great things about this program is that it’s completely free. The resource providers donate their time in service to their community.
On 11/05/19 at approximately 8:15pm a Ford Ranger was seen on camera driving to the rear of PRB Electronics, located at 2108 Fairburn Road. The vehicle appeared to have already been loaded down with several items in the back. An unidentified suspect is seen exiting the vehicle, attaching a parked trailer belonging to the business and then leaving. The tag attached to the trailer was TL137H7. Any information as to the recovery of the trailer or identity of the suspect involved, please notify Inv. E. Waters at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 678-486-1204. If the vehicle is spotted, please contact your local law enforcement.
Time and weather have taken a toll on the bridge at Woodrow Wilson Park. Recently, one of our parks and rec crews worked to repair the bridge.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our newest Jailer, Berthia Gainer, and congratulate Linda Sewell who has been promoted to Senior Records Clerk (Records Supervisor).
Roads cleaned: 457
County office cleaned: 35
Cemeteries cleaned: 7
Total mattress collected: 17
Total tires collected: 63
County properties mowed: 9
Total bags of trash collected: 1,397
Total weight of trash and debris: 25,220 Lbs.
Fall City of Douglasville cleanup event the crews picked up 12,740 Lbs. of trash and debris