Law Enforcement


The Georgia Constitution mandates that each county has a sheriff, and legislation designates the sheriff as the chief law enforcement officer in the county. In most counties with a sheriff and a county police department, the sheriff voluntarily relinquishes the general law enforcement responsibilities to the county police department, although he cannot be forced to do so. The sheriff retains the authority to intervene in any law enforcement effort within the county when he feels compelled to do so. This includes actions initiated by deputies of this agency who have witnessed a violation of law or in the absence of a county police officer.



    Residents are the most knowledgeable people about the communities in which they reside. Concerned citizens who report illegal activity to the Sheriff’s Office help solve crimes.  Our goal is to make your neighborhood and our county a safe and enjoyable place to live.  If you have information that will assist the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in locating a wanted fugitive, solving a crime, saving a life, or making the community safer, please get involved.   Please take the time to fill out and submit the “Report a Concern” form to help us address the issues in your area or you may submit your information to the Crime Stoppers Greater Atlanta tip line at 404 577-TIPS (8477), online, or by downloading the P3 Tips Mobile App.


    The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is committed to providing a safe environment where the citizens and visitors can work, live, and play.  It is our philosophy that partnerships with the communities we serve enhances our ability to achieve this standard. If you have information regarding illegal drug activity in your neighborhood, please take the time to fill out and submit this form.  Any information submitted will remain anonymous and you can be assured that any problems will be addressed.

    Click here to complete the Confidential drug tip form.