Officer and Citizen Safety
Officer and citizen safety
is paramount to Sheriff Billy Hancock. Having worked the roads,
highways, and interstates throughout the State of Georgia for 33 years,
he is all too aware of the dangers officers face each and every day.
In addition to speaking to law enforcement agencies across the nation on
officer safety, Sheriff Billy Hancock has always been active lobbying
for educational programs and laws to make roads safer throughout Crisp
County and the State of Georgia. He demands a proactive approach to law
enforcement. As Ben Franklin once said, "An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure." Sheriff Billy Hancock shares this philosophy and
lives it daily.
Georgia Helmet and Safety Laws
Wearing a helmet is mandatory in Georgia.
Cell Phones and Texting
All drivers under 18 years old years old are banned from cell phone use.
School bus drivers cannot use a cell phone while loading and unloading passengers, nor while the bus is in motion.
All drivers, regardless of age, are banned from texting while behind the wheel.
Headlights must be on a 30 minutes before sunrise. Headlights must also be on when it is raining and when visibility is reduced to under 500 feet.
Reporting Drunk/Unsafe Drivers
Dial 911 if you notice a driver behaving erratically behind the wheel. When you call, be ready to provide a car description, license plate number, and the direction of the vehicle.
Unattended Kids and Pets
If you suspect an unattended child is in trouble, dial 911 and remain at the car until authorities arrive.
There are no laws against leaving an unattended pet inside a vehicle. If you suspect a pet may be in danger, dial 911 and remain with vehicle in question until help arrives.
Child Car Seat Laws
Crisp County Sheriff's Office has purchased a speed trailer at no cost to the citizens. By using drug funds this trailer was purchased and will be used as a reminder to watch your speed as you travel the roads in Crisp County. This is another tool Sheriff Hancock is using to keep the citizens of Crisp County safe.
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