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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 101 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


News and Articles


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We have had numerous complaints about speeding in the area of 280 and Cannon. We will be conducting traffic enforcement in this area, please use caution and obey the traffic laws.

The Bibb County Sheriff's Office is asking for help in finding 20-year-old Hymetheus Malik Johnson, according to a news release.  A warrant for his arrest was issued for his connection to a fatal shooting Friday evening on Trade Wind Road that led to the death of 23-year-old Jovante Passard.

Johnson is 5-foot-10, weighs around 150 pounds and was seen leaving the scene in a 1999 green Honda Accord. Johnson has abandoned the vehicle in Crisp County.

Anyone with information on Johnson's location can call the Bibb County Sheriff's Office at 478-751-7500 or the Crisp County Sheriff's Office by dialing 911 if Johnson is spotted in Crisp County.


Planters First Bank -Cordele staff dressed in blue "Backs the Blue". Staff distributed 133 gift bags to Cordele Police Officers & Crisp County Sheriff Deputies to show appreciation for their service. They also distributed bows & donated a sign that a PFB customer made. Thank you to all law enforcement for your dedication.


EMA Director Sheriff Billy Hancock confers with local EMS director, David Edwards, Acting Police Chief, Lewis Green, and Cordele Police Department, LT Taylor while conducting an exercise at Stella -Jones. The event included exercising the employer's staff, City and County Fire, local law enforcement, and E911 response capabilities.


On May 4th, 2016, victims from the Subway armed robbery came to the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance in the investigation. Over the next several days SFC Ben Bray collected and viewed video footage from various businesses around Subway. Also during this time SFC Bray learned of other Subway armed robberies that had occurred in Florida. In a joint effort with Walton County and Alachua County Florida, evidence was put together to build the case. A cell phone taken from the victim was located on I-75 after many hours of searching. This cell phone was submitted to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations for DNA analysis. DNA evidence was also collected from other armed robberies that occurred in Florida and it was submitted to Florida Department of Law Enforcement for analysis. A match was made and it was discovered that the offender, Matthew Block. of Satillo Mississippi, was currently incarcerated in Bossier City, Louisiana. SFC Bray made contact with investigators in Bossier City where he learned that Block was wanted in five other states for Subway armed robberies. SFC Bray traveled to Bossier City Louisiana where he interviewed Block. Charges are being filed for Armed Robbery, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon, Kidnapping and Theft. Block will be extradited back to Georgia to face these charges.


Thank you, members of the "Tuesday Morning Breakfast with Jesus" Club of Midway United Methodist Church for inviting Sheriff Billy Hancock to breakfast. The fellowship was great and the food delicious! Our staff appreciates the extra goodies you sent to the office to be shared. Thank you for your love and support.


In light of recent events, involving law enforcement officers in Texas, Missouri and Georgia, members of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office met briefly to discuss these events and officer safety. Our condolences go to Dallas PD and the families of those involved. We continue to pray for the Georgia and Missouri officers shot. The events in Louisiana and Minnesota are unfortunate and we offer our condolences for the families of those tragic events as well. Please continue to pray for our nation.


A one vehicle accident occurred at at approximately 2:24 am July 8th at milepost 103 southbound on I-75. For unknown reasons, it appears that the driver left the roadway and, when he came back onto the roadway, his tractor trailer overturned, blocking the entire southbound lanes. Traffic was diverted for several hours as the Georgia State Patrol investigated the tragic accident that claimed the life of the driver.


The Insurance Information Institute shows the highest number of fatal car accidents occur in August. While summer offers some of the year’s best driving and weather, it’s important not to take it for granted.

Here’s a look at some common dangers of driving in the summer, and how to avoid them, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) :

  • Construction: Along with more drivers on the road, there’s often more work being done on the road. Nearly 700 fatalities each year occur in construction or maintenance areas, so stay alert, heed warning signs and slow down in construction zones.

  • Blowouts: Hot weather can wreak havoc on your tires since the hot air expands inside of them. If your tires are well worn, it poses an even more imminent threat. Check your tires for wear on a regular basis and always make sure you check them when temperatures spike.

  • More traffic: Summer is the time for family vacations, which means more congested roads – and everything that goes with them. That can include traffic jams that lead to impatient drivers. Do your part to avoid actions that could irritate other drivers. Keep in mind vacationing drivers are often unfamiliar with the roads and may make sudden stops, lane changes or drive slowly. Be patient!


This is the season for heat related incidents.  They can be serious and even lead to death.  Sheriff Billy Hancock urges everyone to please learn the signs and take necessary precautions.




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