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Welcome to the official website of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.  As we continuously seek

out new ways to enhance the public’s accessibility to our office and assorted services, this site

has been designed with our citizens in mind.  It is my desire to improve our ability to reach the

public using technology to increase the speed, accuracy, and availability of law enforcement

data that is so vital in today's information driven world.


With 99 years of service to the citizens of Crisp County, the men and women of our county-wide,

full-service law-enforcement agency strive to fulfill our constitutional duties and our public safety

mission, while improving the quality of life for those living, working in, and visiting Crisp County.

Throughout Crisp County our deputies continue to execute their duties more effectively and

efficiently than ever before.  


The Sheriff’s Office is proud of the alliance we have established with citizens, businesses,

community organizations, government leaders, and our fellow law enforcement agencies.  Our

collaborative efforts are central to fighting crime in our community.  In the past 12 months criminal

arrests have continued to increase.


Our office has grown to 57 deputies, 21 detention officers, and another 6 civilians who are committed

to providing superior service to our citizens of Crisp County.   I assure you that we will remain focused

on our core purpose to seek justice, preserve peace, and improve the quality of life for all by providing exceptional law-enforcement services.


As the 11th Sheriff to serve Crisp County, it is my distinct honor and privilege to lead a sheriff’s office that is highly visible and proactive while delivering a personal level of professional services to the citizens we are sworn to protect.




Sheriff Billy Hancock


Crisp County, Georgia



Effective immediately, juveniles under age 18 are no longer allowed to visit inmates.

  Leave a Crime Stopper Tip for Sheriff Hancock

NEW!  There will be a prayer vigil at the Community Clubhouse on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 7 pm. Sheriff Hancock and staff have been invited and plan to attend this vigil to support the community. Please share this information and let's bring our community together.


NEW!  "No team could be working harder than the group assembled at the Crisp County Sheriffs Department. Sheriff Hancock is utilizing the resources of the GBI, DNR and GSP, as well as, Investigators from the Cordele Police Department. The Sheriff's investigators have worked around the clock interviewing and following up on leads. Our deputies have been on the road and in the woods running down witnesses and information. We have the best crime scene specialist at work under the guidance of Agent Bryan Smith and tremendous support from the community. Please contact us if you have any information. The smallest tip can be the link we are looking for. The individuals responsible for these past two homicides will be apprehended."  - Denise Fachini, District Attorney, Cordele Judicial Circuit

Over 26 officers from 7 different agencies including the District Attorney and her staff are currently working on the recent homicides in Crisp County.


We regretfully want to inform the citizens of Crisp County that there was another homicide. This is the second homicide this week. Sheriff Hancock is saddened by these incidents. Crisp County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are investigating both cases. Cordele Police Department, Probation, Parole and Georgia State Patrol are also assisting with leads.



Sheriff Hancock is seeking the public's help in locating the person or persons responsible for Sunday's homicide of Ashley Garry, age 27, a resident of Crisp County.  A $1000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspect or suspects in this case.



Thirteen years ago this week, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack not only affected our Nation, but changed the world and our relationships in it. Citizens of ninety countries were among the nearly 3,000 victims. The attacks united us with our fellow democratic nations against an ideology of radical extremism. As we reflect on the horrific day that marked the beginning of our struggle to better secure the world from these threats, we honor the unwavering courage of the men and women in our Public Safety Positions.  On a local level we see Public Safety Officials everywhere who are willing each and every day to sacrifice his or her life to save another life. America is without a doubt “the land of the free and the brave.”  To date in 2014, 73 law enforcement, 60 fire fighters, and 4 paramedics have lost their lives in the line of duty. As you go about your day, please remember the victims and families of 9/11 and those whose lives were forever changed that day.  Sheriff Billy Hancock personally thanks all members of public safety who continue to risk life and make great sacrifices daily - Never Forget!  Thank God for each and every one of them and their families.


National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday, September 27th, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  Help prevent prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings by turning in your unused medications.  This is a completely confidential program and no personal information will be collected.  Click Here for anonymous drop-off locations.


CODE RED is an automated system that allows you to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. Click Here to Sign-Up To learn about the CODE RED Mobile App Click Here.


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