In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is implementing the follow precautions to protect our employees, inmates in custody, and the public:
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has closed our main lobby and the Lithia Springs Precinct to the public. If you need a copy of a “police” report you may request it by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We will temporary waive the cost associated with obtaining a report. If the report is an accident report, you need to visit Buycrash.com to obtain a copy.
All open records request will be processed as usual with fees applied. You will need to communicate with our Custodian of Records at email@example.com for instructions.
We are temporarily suspending all background checks to the public. This information requires waivers and fees. The final report is protected by law and cannot be emailed like other reports. For those reasons, we will not be filling those requests.
On-site inmate visitation will be suspended as of noon today. Internet visits will not be interrupted. You may visit an inmate on-line by going to https://dcjailvisitation.us/StartPage/index.php. We are working with our vendor to allow for FREE visits until at least June 30th if needed. Hopefully the system change allowing you to schedule free visits will be done by end of business day tomorrow, March 18, but if it is not please keep checking back on the site. We are also working with our inmate telephone vendor to allow two FREE 15 minute calls a week.
Our outside Inmate Worker Program will be suspended until further notice.
Any and all public training classes such as the Citizens’ Law Enforcement Academy (CLEA), handgun clinic, and women’s self defense will be postponed until further notice.
If you need to file a report, please call 770-942-2121. If you have a law enforcement emergency, call 770-949-5656 or 911. For the foreseeable future, we will be handling a lot of reports by phone, but rest assured that we still have plenty of officers patrolling the streets. If you have a situation that requires a deputy to respond, they will be there.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause to the citizens of Douglas County and thank you in advance for your understanding. We will resume normal operations when we are informed it is safe to do so.