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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 100 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

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NEW! Sheriff Hancock wishes to announce the swearing in of two recent graduates, Deputy Tony Sears and Deputy Wren Harper, who recently graduated from the

11-week basic mandate course at the GA Public Safety Training Center in Tifton.  Both deputies are assigned to the Corrections Division of the Sheriff's Office. If you see the officers, please congratulate them and their efforts. Also pictured is Deputy Devosie Jones. Deputy Jones graduated in September was recently transferred to the Patrol Division. Congratulations Deputy Sears, Deputy Harper and Deputy Jones.


On March 12th, Sergeant Ben Sumner stopped 22 year-old Steven Oboite of Conyers, GA for a traffic violation. When Sumner checked the validity of the suspect's license, Oboite had an outstanding warrant in Chatham County. Sergeant Sumner detained him.  


Incident to arrest, Sergeant Sumner and Deputy Loron Williams began an inventory of the vehicle prior to the arrival of the wrecker. Located in the front floorboard of the vehicle was a pair of the offender’s pants with different denominations of US currency folded and crinkled in the pockets. Also found was an Aleve bottle containing multiple Xanax pills. Located in the trunk was a safe that contained a Ruger 40 caliber with magazine and ammunition and a Smith & Wesson 9mm with a laser, magazine and ammunition.


Oboite is charged with speeding, failure to apply for a new driver’s license within sixty days and possession of Xanax. He is being held in the Crisp County Detention Center.


Law officers from all over Georgia were in Crisp County to take part in a special week long training workshop.  "Everything we do within law enforcement is considered to be a perishable skill, and if not practiced those skills can be quickly lost," Security specialist Karl De la Guerra said.  The officers are put in different scenarios such as riot control or handling a violent inmate. They were then tested on their ability to execute the defense plan they developed through previous sessions.  "All week long we elevated the level of intensity through the class starting at the beginning of the week so it's culminating. As you can tell everyone is in their full gear," said De la Guerra.  The goal is to make sure their actions are consistent and safe, not only for law enforcement but the community. 

"The training they have learned, the knowledge they've had all week and be able to take this and deescalate, solve this problem without using a lot of force," First Line Security and Trainer personnel Chris Owens said. So everyone is on the same page. "We can take an officer from South Georgia and have a group from north Georgia that's here with us from an agency, they can combine doing the same thing across the board," Owens said.  Making sure each person who wears the uniform becomes not only a stronger leader but a vital member of the cities they protect.



One year ago, we lost a great man and leader in this community.  Donnie Haralson worked hard to reach beyond Crisp County that we might have a great law enforcement team and to do many things that benefited the entire community.

His first love was God, his second; his family and then he loved each and every citizen living and raising a family here.

We remember him today and say a special prayer of thanks for a man who left an influence in our lives.

"Friends come into our lives and friends leave our lives. But friends never leave our hearts. And best friends always get to stay in the best places in our hearts." ― John M. Simmons

Sheriff Billy Hancock writes, "It is hard to believe that a year has passed, my friend remains in my heart today and every day. I reflect on the many times of laughter we had over the years and cherish each of them. -Billy"


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