Georgia Police Department

Find Georgia state and local police departments, precincts, stations, auxillary police, police officers, chiefs, and detectives. Police departments provide information on public safety, police reports, police dispatch, police impounds, and police services.

Police Departments by County

Appling County Atkinson County Bacon County Baldwin County Barrow County Bartow County Ben Hill County Berrien County Bibb County Bleckley County Brantley County Brooks County Bryan County Bulloch County Burke County Butts County Calhoun County Camden County Candler County Carroll County Catoosa County Charlton County Chatham County Chattahoochee County Chattooga County Cherokee County Clarke County Clayton County Clinch County Cobb County Coffee County Colquitt County Columbia County Cook County Coweta County Crawford County Crisp County Dade County DeKalb County Decatur County Dodge County Dooly County Dougherty County Douglas County Effingham County Elbert County Emanuel County Evans County Fannin County Fayette County Floyd County Forsyth County Franklin County Fulton County Gilmer County Glascock County Glynn County Gordon County Grady County Greene County Gwinnett County Habersham County Hall County Hancock County Haralson County Harris County Hart County Heard County Henry County Houston County Irwin County Jackson County Jasper County Jeff Davis County Jefferson County Jenkins County Johnson County Jones County Lamar County Lanier County Laurens County Lee County Liberty County Lincoln County Long County Lowndes County Macon County Madison County Marion County McDuffie County McIntosh County Meriwether County Miller County Mitchell County Monroe County Morgan County Murray County Muscogee County Newton County Oconee County Paulding County Peach County Pickens County Pierce County Pike County Polk County Pulaski County Putnam County Rabun County Randolph County Richmond County Rockdale County Schley County Screven County Seminole County Spalding County Stephens County Stewart County Sumter County Talbot County Taliaferro County Tattnall County Taylor County Telfair County Terrell County Thomas County Tift County Toombs County Treutlen County Troup County Turner County Twiggs County Union County Upson County Walker County Walton County Ware County Warren County Washington County Wayne County Wheeler County White County Whitfield County Wilcox County Wilkes County Wilkinson County Worth County

What does a Police Department do?

A police department is a government authority that works within a particular geographical district to keep order and maintain public safety by fighting crime, training police officers and providing police services. The duty of police officers is not only to protect people's lives by patrolling, surveillance or direct response but to also prevent crime by collaborating with community volunteers to build safe and stable communities.

Police units are distributed across the area of jurisdiction to provide localized quick assistance. Small units are sometimes called police precincts. Auxiliary police include trained law enforcement officers and volunteers who can operate part-time in providing police services. The chief of police is the top official in the hierarchy of a police station or department and whose primary task is to manage the work of police officers and detectives. Detectives act as criminal investigators and are sometimes called special agents.

Commonly asked questions about Police Departments

How do I report a crime to the police station?

When a crime is occurring in front of you, immediately call 911, take note of what is happening, see if there are weapons or motor vehicles, and note the number and physical characteristics of the people involved.

How can I clear a warrant in my name?

To clear a warrant, you need to return to the court that issued the warrant and wait for the decision of the judge and then update the local police department, police precinct or station house.

How can I become a law enforcement officer?

There is a list of criteria that a person needs to fulfill to become a police officer. An officer must pass medical and psychological exams and background checks, have at least 60 college credits or satisfactory military experience, be a U.S. citizen and usually a resident of the local state, as well as own a valid driving license and a criminal record clear from felony convictions. Some communities have different requirements, so it's best to check with them.