It is the mission of the Muscogee County Sheriff's Office to provide quality law enforcement, jail, court security, civil services and community outreach to the citizens and visitors of Muscogee County, Georgia. We are dedicated to those who have bestowed their trust in us to serve and protect their quality of life to the best of our ability. The Muscogee County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to this mission and to the people we serve to ensure that Muscogee County is a safe place to live, work and visit.
Our vision is to work as law enforcement and community partners for excellence through education, 21st Century training, technology, mentorship and empowering our sworn and non-sworn staff to provide the highest level of professional services to the citizens of Muscogee County.
As a leader in the Sheriff's Office, I commit myself to honorably perfrom my duties with respect for the dignity of all people, integrity to do what is right, courage to fight what is wrong, and wisdom to apply common sense and fairness.
Every officer serves with:
The public we serve is the customer for the services we provide. As with any business, we value and respect the needs of our customers and continuously strive to provide them with public safety services in an effective, efficient and timely manner. We are a public service agency staffed by professionals. Our presence in the community helps provide a sense of safety and well being for our customers. Our conduct earns us respect and admiration by the law-abiding citizens as well as the law violators.
Responsibilities of the Sheriff
As a Law Enforcement Officer
The sheriff has the Responsibility of Protecting Life and Property and Preserving the Public Peace. This includes all law enforcement functions associated with those endeavors. The Sheriff is the chief law enforcement officer in Muscogee County.
As an Officer of the Court
In addition to providing physical security in the courtrooms and building, the sheriff must serve as Bailiff to the Superior Court, or designate deputies to serve in that capacity. Bailiff duties include escorting juries to the courtroom, and if requested to do so, to their meals and hotel rooms. Bailiffs otherwise attend to the needs of the jury, and guard them against outside influences. The sheriff is charged with serving all court summonses, including subpoenas and civil process papers. In addition, the sheriff must execute all court-ordered levies on property to satisfy judgments- in court actions. The sheriff is also responsible for the transportation of mentally ill residents of his county to mental health emergency facilities.