Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Pam Gaines on her retirement. She has been with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for over 20 years. Her expertise as our Latent Print Examiner has been crucial in solving numerous cases. We wish her all the best!
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome our two newest jailers/deputy recruits: E. Santiago and A. Sluder. Both are scheduled to attend the next North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy mandate classes starting in July. We wish them both well as they begin their law enforcement careers with us. If you or someone you know would like to start, or continue, their law enforcement career, please check out our employment page.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Inv. Rodney Hendrix on his retirement at the end of this month. During his 28-plus-year career with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Inv. Hendrix was a Field Training Officer, investigated major cases and crimes against children, a hostage negotiator, patrol deputy, jailer, and a liaison for all Douglas County Accountability Courts. He is also an eight-year United States Army veteran. We appreciate all his years of service both to us and to the country, and he will be missed.
Please join in with Sheriff Pounds and staff in celebrating some wonderful news. Retired Captain Ross Brown has been in a hospital or a rehab facility since August of last year battling COVID 19-related illnesses. Today, he was released from the hospital and is recovering well. This is a huge, answered PRAYER. Ross worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years and had to retire because of COVID. He served as the Captain of Court Services along with many other assignments and positions in his tenure.
Today, the SCOPE Division escorted retired Captain Ross Brown home from the hospital. The escort followed a route through Marietta and along Hwy 278 before making their way to the Douglas County Courthouse and ultimately the Sheriff’s Office before continuing to Capt. Brown’s home. We are extremely thankful and humbled by the prayers and well wishes Capt. Brown has received since August, and we wish him the best in his continued recovery!
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome and congratulate our newest, and returning, personnel:
- Dep. Elias Johnson (Mandate graduate)
- Dep. Mason Bell (Mandate graduate)
- Dep. Omereo Potts (New hire from Carrollton PD)
- Dispatcher Leighanne Lewis (New hire from Dallas PD)
- Dispatcher Jessica Morgan (New hire)
- Dep. Kendall Mack (Returning)
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Ashley Long on her recent promotion to Investigative Sergeant. She will be leading the Persons Unit in our Criminal Investigations Division.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate the following personnel on their recent promotions:
- Lt. Aycock* (promotion from CID Sgt.)
- Lt. Catlin (promotion from CID Sgt.)
- Lt. LaPoint (promotion from Jail Division Sgt.)
- Sgt. Ayers (promotion from SRO/Deputy)
- Sgt. Duncan (promotion from Deputy/Fleet)
- Sgt. Gomez* (promotion from SID Investigator)
- Sgt. Miller (promotion from CID Investigator)
- Sgt. Wright (promotion from CID Investigator)
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We would also like to welcome back Inv. Christy Clark. She will be returning to CID in the near future.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome the following deputies to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office:
- Dep. Gregory Carpenter: returning DCSO Deputy and will be going to our Transports Division.
- Dep. Timothy Calhoun: previous Law Enforcement experience with DeKalb County and will be going to our Court Services Division.
- Dep. Jay Smith: previous Law Enforcement experience with Douglasville PD and will be going to our Patrol Division.
If you or anyone you know would like to join our ranks, please visit our employment page for more details.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate our two newest mandate graduates: Dep. Seth Iversen and Dep. Khaleem RaJahn. Dep.Iversen was awarded the distinguished scholar award, and we commend him on his achievement. We are always looking for excellent men and women to join the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. If you or someone you know would like to apply, please check out our employment page.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Investigator Jay Hayes on his recent promotion to Investigative Sergeant. He has over 16 years of experience with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, and will continue to work with our Crimes Against Persons Unit in the Criminal Investigations Division.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office would like to recognize the Employees of the Month for October 2020. They are Sr. Deputy Andre French from the Division 280 – Patrol Division and Deputy Jordan Thackston from Division 281 – Courthouse Security. Each month, the Command Staff reviews nominations submitted to them by co-workers, supervisors, and the public, before voting on their selection. The winners are selected for performance that is considered above and beyond what is expected of them, and their contribution to the agency and the community. The winners are awarded one day off with pay, a letter of recognition, and use of a conveniently located parking spot at the office. Nancy’s Pizza of Douglasville also recognizes their hard work by providing the winners with a free pizza of their choice.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to welcome back Dep. Myers after a brief absence. He will be back on the roads later this week.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Dep. Fredenburg on his recent promotion to Sergeant. He has over twenty-four years of experience with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and will be working with our jail staff.
Sheriff Tim Pounds and staff would like to congratulate Deputies John Pearson and Patrick Poston. Both have worked either with or for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in the past. Deputy Pearson retired from the DCSO, and will work Courthouse Security after he completes FTO. Deputy Poston was previously with the Douglasville Police Department’s half of our FIND Unit before transferring to the MARTA PD. We’re glad to have them back!