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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 102 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, 14 communications 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

NEW!  Sheriff Hancock and staff visited the Crisp County Primary School on January 12th. The children are able to buy ice cream on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week. However, some are never afforded the opportunity to get ice cream. Once a year, Sheriff Hancock pays for EVERY student to enjoy an ice cream. The smiles are their precious faces are priceless! All of the students were very appreciative and receptive to our presence.




A couple of deputies ate at our local Chic Fil-A last week. An unknown young lady approached the officers table, she was teary eyed and could not bring herself to speak. Therefore she wrote on a napkin and left it with the officers. It is great to be appreciated!!




What a fun afternoon at our office! The Church of God of Prophecy young carolers delighted us with lots of Christmas spirit and great singing.


To say we were humbled by the generosity of these great people this afternoon would be an understatement! Thermo King, J Diamond Truck Wash and Rockhouse Truck and Trailer brought the goodies in the picture by as a special way of showing their thanks and appreciation to our office. Thank you again guys for sharing your Christmas spirit with the Ladies and Gentleman of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.


Crisp County Sheriff's Office staff, on behalf of Sheriff Billy Hancock, provided 15 bicycles to deserving children at Crisp County Elementary School. It is obvious by the pictures everyone involved had lots of fun.


Congratulations Deputy Jake Kelley on your graduation from the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Tifton.


These two dogs were found by our Animal Control Officer. If you are the owner, or you know who the owner is, please contact Deputy Gourley (229-276-2600) or after hours, call 229-276-2691 and a Deputy will be able to assist you.










The Crisp County Sheriff's Office has had a busy month so far.  The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant and arrest warrants on Mike’s Place, located at 401-E South Pecan Street in Cordele. The warrants stem from a lengthy investigation into commercial gambling in Crisp county.

Prior to the warrants being served undercover law enforcement was able to receive cash payouts from the electronic gaming machines inside the business on several occasions. Paying for wins on these machines by cash, alcohol or tobacco is illegal in the State of Georgia.

During the service of the search warrant deputies and agents recovered $4,875 in cash and two stolen weapons. The owner of the business, 52 year-old Malik Parbatani, was arrested and charged with commercial gambling and two counts of receiving stolen property. Also arrested in the investigation was 57 year-old Kenneth Killens of Cordele. Killens was charged with two counts of commercial gambling.

Assisting in the investigation was the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Commercial Gambling Unit and the Cordele Police Department.


On December 14, 2016, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Cordele Probation and the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force arrested 23 year-old Kenyattos Jackson of 1712 10th Street South in Cordele. An investigation on Jackson was started after deputies received information from the community that Jackson was possibly distributing illegal drugs and possessed stolen property.

During the investigation law enforcement was able to obtain a search warrant for Jackson’s residence. During the search of the residence law enforcement seized approximately 26 bags of suspected marijuana and a stolen handgun.
Jackson was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a firearm by a first offender and crossing the guard line with contraband.


Another year, another Christmas party, and another truckload of toys for the Sheriff's Office to help distribute to the children.  Merry Christmas from the Cordele Cruisers Car Club!  We were also blessed with toys from the Cordele Boat Club at their Christmas party. Thank you both for your generosity to the community.


Please join us in praying for the family of Americus Police Officer Nick Smarr (Right) , who died in the line of duty December 7th, and for the family of Georgia Southwestern College Police Officer Jody Smith (Left), who died as a result of his injuries December 8th.


Our heartfelt prayers are with all of our law enforcement family in Americus/Sumter County that suffered a Line of Duty Death.  The men and women of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office pray for all involved in the tragedy in Americus.


An arrest has been made in the car break-in’s reported earlier in the 600 block of East 30th Avenue. Some of the items that were stolen were recovered. Anyone found to be in possession of stolen items will be charged. Sheriff Hancock is proud of the hard work and dedication of the men and women of the Crisp County Sheriff's office and their dedication to our community.


Sheriff Hancock would like to remind everyone, before getting busy shopping this holiday season, DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES IN YOUR VEHICLE. Lock your vehicles at night. This is the prime time for criminals to be on the prowl and lerking through neighborhoods. Be smart, take all packages and valuables in at night and keep your home and vehicles secure. Happy Thanksgiving!


Deer are pack animals. They travel together. They are most active at dusk and dawn. Timing is everything, please do not swerve to miss the deer. We have had multiple reports of vehicles versus deer accidents this week. Sheriff Hancock would like to remind you that cars can be replaced, your life cannot. Travel cautiously and stay alert. As the temperatures continue to drop, deer continue to roam. Please travel safely.


Deputies enjoyed breakfast this morning at Crisp County Primary School. Deputies were invited to be a part of "Dudes Day." We are thankful for the invite and from the smiles, you can tell we enjoyed the opportunity to visit with the students! Thank you!




PLEASE READ CAREFULLY. Citizens are receiving calls from someone impersonating power companies, water and gas companies, etc. The caller states that you must pay with a credit card or green dot cards for immediate payment or your utilities will be disconnected. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL POWER, WATER OR GAS COMPANY BEFORE YOU PAY ANYTHING. Unfortunately, someone paid them over the phone using a credit card and even received a text that the payment had been received. DO NOT BE THE NEXT VICTIM.


Expressing appreciation for Veterans is not just a day at the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.  Sheriff Billy Hancock and the staff at CCSO remember the sacrifices of all who have served every day throughout the year! 

"Thank you to all the members of the CCSO family and others who have served. I thank you for that service and our freedom." 

-  Sheriff Hancock


On November 5, 2016, Crisp County Sheriff’s Deputies were monitoring traffic on interstate 75 when they noticed a Toyota Camry traveling in the Southbound lane with improper lighting. One of the deputies proceeded to stop the vehicle for the traffic violation. The vehicle pulled over for the deputy but when the deputy asked the driver to step to the rear of the vehicle the vehicle sped off.

The deputy along with another traffic unit began a vehicle pursuit. The deputies chased the vehicle into Tift county where Tift county deputies were able to deploy “Stop Sticks” and deflate the tires of the vehicle and force the vehicle to stop. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot and was apprehended after a brief foot chase. Two other occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody at the vehicle.

A search of the vehicle was made and deputies found approximately two kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in the vehicle. The methamphetamine is valued at $32,000.

The driver of the vehicle 31-year-old Artavis Williams of Moultrie, Georgia was charged with multiple traffic charges and trafficking in methamphetamine. The passengers of the vehicle 29-year-old Derrick Wright and 18-year-old Orion Da-Shaye Wilson were both charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. All three are currently being held in the Crisp County Detention Center.





IN MEMORIAM:  It is with great sadness and a heavy heart, that as the Sheriff of Crisp County, I confirm the passing of the second Peach County deputy that was shot in the line of duty on Sunday. Both officers responded to a call in reference to a dispute between neighbors, at which time they were both shot. Sgt. Sondron died Sunday night and former Crisp County Deputy Daryl Smallwood succumbed to his injuries today at Navicient Health in Macon. Please be in prayer for all of the families involved, including their law enforcement families.


Members of Crisp County Sheriff's Office gathered for prayer tonight in honor of the two Peach County deputies that were shot earlier this evening responding to a disturbance between neighbors. One of the officers, Sergeant Sondron succumbed to his injuries earlier tonight and the other, Deputy Daryl Smallwood, a former Crisp County Deputy is fighting for his life. Please keep these and all our men and women in blue in your prayers.


Thursday, November 3, 2016, Deputy Kris Herrick observed and confirmed with his Lidar unit a red van traveling in excess of 100 mph. Herrick stopped the vehicle at the 90 mile marker on I75. He approached the passenger side of the vehicle, at which time he noticed a male passenger that was sweating profusely. Herrick informed the female driver of the reason for the stop. She advised Herrick that she was not traveling that fast. Deputy Herrick requested identification from the driver and inquired about the smell of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Both occupants were asked to step to the rear of the vehicle. After further investigation it was determined that the passenger was giving Deputy Herrick false identity information. The driver, Fatuma Solango was issued a citation for speeding. The passenger, having originally produced a fraudulent Florida identification card, was transported to the Crisp County Detention Center. Once the suspect was fingerprinted, it was determined that his correct identity is Jamie Termaine Evans with an alias of Lakim Davis. The forty two year old has an outstanding probation warrant with the United States Marshal’s Service. His was originally charged for weapons trafficking. Evans is charged locally with giving false information to an officer, possession of fraudulent identification. He also has a hold for the United States Marshals Office.


SCAM ALERT:  Please read and be aware of this scam.


Fire Risk:  Be aware low humidities, long term dryness in fuels, dry fall foliage, and strong gusty winds will make for an enhanced fire danger risk not only for possible new wildfires but also to enhance existing fires.


After receiving numerous complaints of disturbing the peace, gunfire and possible drug activity occurring at 910 Azalea Circle, the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into the allegations. During the investigation deputies and agents with the Mid-South Narcotics Task Force performed surveillance on the residence watching for illegal activity. At one point of the investigation residents at the 910 Azalea Circle address made threats to shoot at a Crisp County Power Commission power pole.

Deputies and agents responded to the address where they made contact with 39-year-old Candace Brantley and 37-year-old Rodrekius Powell, residents of 910 Azalea Circle. During this encounter, officers with State Probation were called to the address and a probationary search was made. During the search law enforcement discovered a quantity of “crack” cocaine, 20 hydrocodone tablets and 2 firearms in the residence.

Both Brantley and Powell were arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of hydrocodone a schedule II narcotic and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Powell was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Currently both defendants are being housed in the Crisp County Detention Center.


Crisp County and surrounding counties have recently experienced a rash of ATV and trailer thefts.  Some unsecured pickup trucks have been taken as well.  Please secure all of your items.  If you observe strange vehicles in your area, please call 911 with a description of the vehicles and persons.


According to Sheriff Billy Hancock, it is evident that identity fraud is becoming more common in offenders traveling the interstate. On Friday, October 18, 2016, deputy Kenny Purvis stopped the driver of a silver BMW for traveling 90 mph on interstate 75. Upon stopping the vehicle, requesting identification and talking with the driver, Purvis immediately detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage and marijuana. The driver, was asked to exit the vehicle. As he exited, Purvis saw another identification card in the offender’s front pocket. The picture on the ID card was of the offender, however the identifying information was different. Deputy Harvey arrived to assist Deputy Purvis and began talking with the passenger of the vehicle. The driver, admitted that the identification card in his pocket was fraudulent. He was arrested. Further investigation revealed multiple open containers of alcohol throughout the vehicle, numerous credit cards with different names, a white pill and a zip lock bag that contained 1.7 ounces of suspected marijuana. Both suspects were taken into custody. After being fingerprinted, it was determined that the driver had given Deputy Purvis false information about his identity. The driver, 29 year old Javon Farquharson of Lawrenceville, Georgia is charged with, giving false information to a law enforcement officer, five counts of financial card fraud, two counts of possession of fraudulent identification documents, DUI, possession of open container, speeding, possession of a controlled substance and driving while license suspended. The passenger, 20 year old Chardeshay King, of Albany, Georgia is charged with illegal possession of a controlled substance and possession of open container. The investigation continues and both are detained at the Crisp County Law Enforcement Center.


We would like to thank FBC Cordele for hosting our 1st Annual Coffee with a Cop! This is a national event that is held every October. We thank each person that took the time to come by and have conversation and a cup of coffee with their local law enforcement officers. The event is designed so that citizens in the community have the opportunity to meet their local officers in a relaxed setting. We look forward to participating and organizing this event annually. Crisp County Sheriff's Office and the Cordele Police Department will continue to jointly plan the event each year, inviting all local law enforcement and every citizen to participate.


Hurricane Matthew has left our state.  Our first-responders are working tirelessly to respond to trees down, power lines down, and other damage. Crisp County citizens really rose to the occasion, extending hospitality, feeding and comforting those displaced. Please keep these and others in your prayers as they prepare for re-entry as soon as they receive the ok from their local authorities.


If you have cleanup to complete, please be mindful of safety for you and your family.

Use appropriate personal protective equipment (safety glasses/goggles, gloves, sturdy shoes, etc.), stay hydrated, and take breaks when picking up yard debris.

Don't use power tools if you're unfamiliar with how to operate them and ask for help when using ladders or other equipment.

Avoid low lying areas that may have flooded, and do not try to drive through water over roads.

Be aware of any burning candles or oil lanterns, and be sure to extinguish them before going outside or leaving the premises.

Personnel safety is the number one priority--your life and the lives of your loved ones cannot be replaced.



Detention Officer Primetime Hamilton and Deputy Wren Harper, both alumni of Crisp County High School assisted with the grad fair this evening at CCHS. Both shared some insight to students interested in law enforcement.




Sheriff Billy Hancock and the staff of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of a great friend to all of public safety. Bobby Smith was a personal friend to many of our staff.  He was a strong Christian man who loved everyone and lived out his faith every day.  Bobby Smith almost died the night of March 14, 1986, when he was shot in the face at point-blank range by an armed, violent drug offender.  The positive spin Bobby chose for his life after that tragic event has made an impact on law enforcement officers across this nation that will not truly be measured for years to come!  Bobby will be remembered as a close friend, an irreplaceable mentor, and our brother - He was family!  Bobby passed away Saturday night of an apparent heart attack. Please keep his family in your prayers.



Wednesday evening deputies stopped a vehicle on Interstate 75 around exit 97. Just prior to placing the subjects in custody, all three ran from the officers. One was apprehended by Sheriff Hancock and Cordele Police Officer Diaz while hiding in a ditch. All subjects have been taken into custody.  A big thank you to Georgia State Patrol Aviation and Cordele Police Department for their assistance.


















Guidelines to sell or distribute alcohol in Crisp County

Recently there have been some misconceptions of when and where you can sell alcohol. We will try and explain the proper procedures to lawfully sell or distribute alcohol in Crisp County.
In order to sell or distribute alcohol in Crisp County, you must have a variety of license/permits. These include a County license if your business/event is held in the County or a City license if your business/event is being held in the City of Cordele. You are also required to have a State of Georgia alcohol license regardless of where your business/event is being held. And it doesn’t stop there. There are also different types of license required for the various types of alcohols, such as malt beverages, wines, distilled spirits, etc. Finding the right license can get confusing but there are various resources to help you in getting the proper license and permits. You can visit the following websites to help you better understand what you need to do: For State alcohol license requirements. For Crisp County alcohol license requirements. For City of Cordele alcohol license requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Question: If I am renting a location that currently has a State, County and/or City alcohol license can I sell or distribute alcohol?

Answer: No, the person holding the event, must have the proper State, County and/or City license in order to comply with State and Local law.

Question: If I have a County and/or City license to sell alcohol do I still need a State license?

Answer: Yes, in order to comply with State and local laws you must have a valid State alcohol license to sell or distribute alcohol.

Question: If I am holding an event that charges admission can I give free alcohol away?

Answer: No, if you are charging admission to the event for any reason, you must have the proper State and Local license to be legal.

Question: If I have the proper State and Local license for selling alcohol can I buy the alcohol from a local store to sell?

Answer: No, the alcohol you get to sell must come from a properly licensed distributor not a convenience store, grocery store, liquor store, etc.
If you have any further questions regarding alcohol sales, please contact us. If we cannot answer your question we will put you in contact with the agency that can.



The Crisp County Sheriff's Office recently hosted a firearms familiarization class.  SGT Michael Fraser and MAJ John Wiggins provided instruction on weapons and safety measures and District Attorney Brad Rigby talked about the laws concerning firearms.


Paul Mechler, President, of both Marvair and Industrial Climate Engineering and Bill Wilson, VP Sales & Marketing, North America are pictured here with Sgt. Michael Fraser of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office. Recently the air unit went out in the mobile command bus and Marvair graciously stepped up and offered to replace the unit. Sheriff Hancock thanks Marvair for their generosity and willingness to help Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.


Our hearts are full and the love from our community is felt. Recently, Sheriff Hancock received a call from a teacher. The teacher had a letter from a third grade student. The student had a request for the sheriff and wanted to see him. Not knowing what to expect, Sheriff Hancock went to the school and met with this young lady. Isn’t it comforting to know that our young people are comfortable enough to request to speak with our Sheriff? Later in the day, we received 3 cases of water, a handmade gift and donuts. The gifts were acts of kindness, just to say “thank you.” At this time of year, a cold bottle of water and a donut are the best gifts a deputy working a 12 hour shift can get! This evening, at the Crisp County School Board Meeting, Sheriff Hancock was recognized by board members. A plaque was presented to Sheriff Hancock as token of appreciation for the dedication he displays throughout our school system. Mrs. Fachini, had prepared a video presentation. It shared multiple voices and faces within the Crisp County School System, thanking Hancock for all of his efforts and contributions. Not every day ends with sunshine and smiles, however today has been a great day in the life of the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office.


After receiving a complaint from a concerned citizen about possible drug activity in a motor vehicle. The E911 issued a look out for a tan dodge pickup truck with a drive out tag. Deputies spotted the vehicle on Crossroad Store Road. Deputy Harper stopped the driver of the vehicle, 29 year old Michael Newell. Newell was driving on suspended driver’s license and had an outstanding probation warrant. Incident to the arrest and nature of the complaint. Deputy Harper requested a task force agent respond and assist with the roadside investigation. Agent Childs arrived and his investigation revealed that Newell was in possession of a 9mm highpoint pistol, scheduled II controlled substances methadone, oxymorphone and diazepam which is a schedule IV controlled substance. Newell was transported and is being held at the Crisp County Detention Center. Your confidence in us allows us the opportunity to get these drug dealers off the streets. If you ever have information that is helpful to law enforcement, please do not hesitate to call. You may remain anonymous. Remember SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.


First Responders from all over south Georgia gathered today for a 9/11 Memorial luncheon hosted by Sheriff Billy Hancock at the Lake Blackshear Resort. Multiple sheriffs and many law enforcement agencies were represented. Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle was the guest speaker. Cagle emphasized the importance and necessity

of law enforcement careers. We would like to thank each person in attendance for their participation in the event and their service to our communities.


A great night shot of the recently installed lights by Crisp County Power, Thank you Crisp County Power and the Crisp County Commissioners for working with us to make this facility safer. We replaced existing lights with LED lighting for better coverage, less expense in operation.


We have been notified by the Governors Office we will receive a grant to purchase new vest for our Special Response Team (SRT). Thanks to the Homeland Security Director and his team for approving the project.


Even though our neighbors just 30 miles to the south saw damaging winds and power outages that lasted into the weekend, Tropical Storm Hermine spared Crisp County.  A 33 mph wind was the highest recorded in Crisp County.



786-749-5933 is a number that will call with a male or female stating they work for the IRS and you will need a criminal attorney. This is a scam do not give them any information. Please never give personal information over the phone unless you are sure who you are talking with.


September is recognized as National Preparedness Month (NPM) which serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit. Due to the success of last year’s theme, “Don’t Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today,” will be returning for this September with a continuing emphasis on preparedness for youth, older adults, and people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Thank you for taking time help make America more prepared for emergencies.


Giving back: The work program from the Crisp County Sheriff's Office assist each Saturday in cleaning up after a home football game. It is a way for them to give back to the community, saving money for the citizens of Crisp County. We have a great partnership with the Crisp County School System and are always glad to help.


Officers pictured were honored at the Officer of the Quarter event held at the Sheriff's office on August 18, 2016. Honored was Sgt. Ben Bray, DFC Kris Herrick, Cherell Davis and Detention Officer Lance Spurling. Their honors were voted on by their peers and confirmed by their immediate supervisors. Sheriff Hancock presented them with the reward and thanked each for going above and beyond the call of duty.


Another speeding violator arrested in Crisp County results in multiple arrests. On Friday, August 13, 2016, Deputy John Roger Harvey stopped a white 2015 Nissan Sentra for traveling 87 mph in a 70 mph zone. The suspected odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and conflicting information from the occupants, resulted in a search of the vehicle. As a result, two firearms were recovered. The UZI Eagle 40 caliber was reported stolen out of Clayton, County Georgia. The other weapon was a Rossi 38 caliber special. Located throughout the vehicle were various items commonly used in identity fraud such as checkbooks, listed names and social security numbers, fake identification cards with various names and license numbers as well as bank balances for multiple accounts. Arrested and charged was the driver, 66 year old Robert Martin. He is charged with speeding, obstruction of an officer and theft by receiving stolen property. Thirty year old Crystal Gilliam was a passenger in the vehicle and is charged with obstruction of an officer. Twenty six year old, Darius Martin is charged with giving false information and statements to officers, 14 counts of identity fraud, 2 counts of financial transaction fraud and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. All three are residents of Atlanta, Georgia. Sheriff Hancock applauds the efforts of his officers and their thorough roadside investigation. During the last two weeks, deputies have taken 8 illegal weapons off the highway.


On August 9, 2016, at approximately 6:15 PM, DFC Kris Herrick stopped a Gold Honda Accord driven by 19 year-old Alexandria Williams of Chattanooga for a speeding violation in the area of the 97 MM Northbound on Interstate 75. While talking to the driver, the passenger slid over into the driver’s seat and fled in the vehicle. A chase ensued at speeds over 100 mph. In the area of Exit 122 in Dooly County, the driver struck a guard rail and came to a stop. The driver, 20 year-old Quendarious Montez Johnson of Atlanta and a passenger, 17 year-old Alton Curtis Trimble, Jr of Fairburn fled the accident scene on foot. Dooly County Sheriff Craig Peavy, his deputies, and Georgia State Patrol TFC Bland assisted in the manhunt, which resulted in both offenders being taken into custody within several hours. At the time of arrest, Trimble gave a false name to officers in an attempt to present himself as a juvenile.


A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of eight pistols, ammunition, marijuana, lap-top computers, drivers' licenses, credit cards, social security cards, purses, backpacks, game stations and accessories among other items. An intensive investigation between the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Ocala Police Department, FL, Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms, as well as other agencies in both Georgia and Florida, has revealed these items were stolen in multiple entering automobile cases in Georgia and Florida within the previous few days. Total estimated value of the recovered property is $25,000.00.


All three offenders is this case face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including theft by receiving stolen property, theft by bringing stolen property into this state, possession of firearms during the commission of a crime, identity fraud, fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, marijuana possession, giving false name to officers, obstruction of law enforcement officers and various traffic charges.

Sheriff Hancock is thankful for the quick response and ongoing assistance from all agencies involved. We have had similar crimes involving entering autos in the past and feel fortunate to have the opportunity to assist other agencies and victims in recovering their property and prosecuting those responsible.


The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the subjects that committed armed robbery of the Flint River Food Mart, located at 904 E. 16th Ave., on July 29, 2016. Please contact (229)276-2600 or visit the Crime Stoppers page.


Our School Resource Officers have been spending time at the Crisp County Primary School and Crisp County High School preparing for the school year. LT Payne, CPL Burrough, and Deputy Griffin are motivated and excited to be working with the Crisp County Cougars! School has started - Please allow yourself enough time in the mornings. There will be school buses and a higher volume of traffic in the mornings. Be alert and pay attention to other drivers on the roads.


With hunting season approaching and Christmas following not far behind we want to remind everyone to make sure to secure your ATV's and UTV's. It is always recommended that the V.I.N. be recorded and kept in a safe place. It is also recommended that a photograph be taken of your ATV or UTV. This gives law enforcement a good description and shows any accessories or changes that have been made to the vehicle. Any suspicious activity should be reported to law enforcement.


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Sheriff Billy Hancock

Crisp County Sheriff's Office

196 GA Hwy 300 South

Cordele, GA 31015-8009

Office  229.276.2600

Fax  229.276.2648

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