Clayton County Police Department

  • Agency: Clayton County Police Department
  • Address: 7911 N. MCDONOUGH STREET, Jonesboro, 30236 GA
  • Chief: Greg Porter (Chief of Police)
Phone: (770) 477-3747
Fax: 770-477-3745

Clayton County Police Department is located at 7911 N. MCDONOUGH STREET, Jonesboro, 30236 GA. The Chief of Police of the department is Greg Porter. The Clayton County Police Department phone number is (770) 477-3747.

Clayton County Police Department News

THE SECTOR 2 PRECINCT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION! The Sector 2 Precinct (Riverdale Road Location) has been around for a VERY long time and is a very well known building in the community. Some time ago, we were approved to build a new precinct and we're happy to announce that the final stages of planning have been completed and it's underway! Effective JUNE 21, 2018, the Sector 2 Precinct will be CLOSED as we prepare for the demolition and rebuilding of the precinct. This will not affect our service to the community. Officers will be temporarily housed at another facility until the construction process is completed. Those finding themselves in need of physically going into an actual precinct to conduct business or to make reports will be able to do so at the following locations: Sector 1 Precinct: 3161 Anvil Block Rd. Ellenwood, GA 30294 Sector 3 Precinct: 1841 McDonough Rd. Hampton, GA 30228 Sector 4 Precinct 747 North Ave. Jonesboro, GA 30236 Police Headquarters 7911 N. McDonough Street Jonesboro, GA 30236

Wishing all the fathers out there a Super Happy Father’s Day!!!

On May 5, 2018, 19-year-old Tonone Lowe was shot and killed by a homeowner as he was attempting to commit a home invasion at a home in the 7400 block of Pine Brook Drive in Stockbridge, GA. Tonone was not alone when this incident occurred. He was accompanied to the home by other individuals and we are seeking information pertaining to their identities. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). You may be eligible for a reward of up to $2000.

***PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE*** The Clayton County Police Department is actively working to locate and identify a male who has been linked by DNA evidence to five rape cases that occurred between July 2015 and May 2017. Detectives were working the cases separately until evidence returned from the GBI confirming that the suspect in the cases were the same. The modus of operandi (MO) in each case did not lead detectives to believe that the cases were linked as the suspect did not utilize the same methodology to gain entry or intimidate the victims. The MOs used in each case are as follows: • Gained entry through an unsecure/open window. • Accosted victim outside as she was walking to her apartment. • Forced his way into the apartment when the victim opened the door slightly after he knocked on the door and asked for an unknown female. • Brandished a knife. (1 case) • Brandished a gun. (1 case) In all of the cases, the suspect sought African-American female victims who lived in communities comprised of multi-family dwellings (apartment complexes & townhomes). One rape occurred at a single-family home. The general location of the rapes are as follows: • Chaselake Drive • Roberts Drive • Southlake Cove Court • Brookview Drive • Wynfield Drive Two victims were able to provide enough information for a sketch to be drawn. (See photos.) We are asking that all citizens be alert and mindful of their surroundings. We are also asking that they make an effort to ensure that their homes are secure (closed and lock doors and windows). Anyone who is able to provide information pertaining to the identity of the person in the sketch is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477).

We support innovation but if we catch you doing this...you gon' get a ticket ✍️ There are 18 days to go...get familiar with it because it's definitely happening. 👐📲Hands Free Georgia Law (HB673) 👇 Effective July 1, 2018, pursuant to 40-6-241(c), all drivers operating a motor vehicle on any highway of this state are prohibited from: Holding or supporting, with any part of the body, a wireless telecommunications device or stand-alone electronic device. Writing, sending or reading any text-based communication, including a text message, instant message, e-mail or internet data. Watching, recording, or broadcasting a video or movie. Penalties: 1st conviction – 1 point and $50.00 fine 2nd conviction – 2 points and $100.00 fine 3rd or more convictions – 3 points and $150.00 fine

Animal Control Headquarters will be closed for viewing of pets this week (June 11-June 17). Normal business is expected to resume on Monday, June 18, 2018. For all adoptions and pet viewing, please visit our Adoption Center located at 3199 Anvil Block Road, Ellenwood, GA 30294. Please also note, effective Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the facility will be closed every Sunday and Wednesday for operation proficiency.

The Open Burning Ban prohibits citizens and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris. This rule is in addition to the year-round state ban on the burning of household garbage. From May 1st until September 30th, the Environmental Protection Division's Open Burning Ban will be enforced in 54 Georgia counties which includes Clayton County. For more information, visit: https://epd.georgia.gov/air/summer-open-burning-ban

***LAW ENFORCEMENT IMPERSONATOR ENCOUNTERED THE IN HAMPTON AREA*** This evening, the Clayton County Police Department made contact with a victim who advised that as he was driving on McDonough Road near Folsom Road in Hampton, he was pulled over by a white male who identified himself as a Clayton County Sheriff's Deputy. The male was said to have been driving a black newer model Chevrolet Caprice with blue lights in the grill and on the dash of the vehicle. The victim advised officers that during this encounter he was told that there was a warrant for his arrest and asked to exit his vehicle. After requesting a supervisor and refusing to exit the vehicle, he was forcefully removed, handcuffed, and struck several times about his body. The suspect also connected a search of his vehicle and personal belongings while he was subdued. According to the victim, after the suspect was done searching his vehicle, he was released and told to leave. Some time after the incident, the victim realized that money had been removed from his wallet. The suspect was described as a stocky white male with a deep voice who is between 35-40 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair in a buzz cut. Officers nor Deputies in Clayton County drive Chevrolet Caprices. If you notice that a vehicle matching this description is attempting to initiate a traffic stop with you, please drive to the nearest police precinct or to an area where many people are present. Please also dial 911 to make authorities aware of the situation.

THE TRUTH ABOUT ANIMAL CONTROL All animal shelters and centers are not alike. The capacity in which a facility operates is important and shapes their mission. Clayton County Animal Control is a “municipally operated” facility which means that we are governmentally operated. The term “Animal Control” which precedes the county’s name indicates that we are the branch of government that has been tasked with enforcing animal laws within the county. We operate exclusively on government funds and do not rely on any form of fund raising to care for the animals in our facilities. We have recently received criticism as it pertains to ill pets and the way in which we operate when it comes to making decisions about their medical treatment. We are legally required to take in all stray dogs and cats regardless of their health, age or temperament and we also accept pets that are surrendered by their owners. When we encounter a sick animal, we transport the animal for medical care and rely on the recommendation of a veterinarian to provide information to assist us in the decision-making process as it relates to an executable treatment plan for the animal. If the veterinarian recommends euthanasia as the most humane treatment for an ill animal, we follow the vet’s recommendation. We do not euthanize for space. We have researched the average percentage of animals euthanized by other animal control facilities and shelters in the Metro-Atlanta area and found that their rates of euthanasia are in the range of 30 percent. In 2018, Clayton County Animal Control has taken in 1379 animals. Due to health-related issues and at the recommendation of a veterinarian, 36 animals have been euthanized as of June 6, 2018. The euthanasia rate at Clayton County Animal Control is currently 2.6 percent. Our kennels are disinfected and cleaned each day according to standards set by the Humane Society. Any time we encounter an issue in our facilities, we review our protocols to ensure that we are doing what is best for the wellbeing of our animals. Contrary to what some people want the public to believe about Clayton County Animal Control, we want you to KNOW the truth. There is no underlying agenda for us. We feel that we have done exceptionally well and we will continue to provide the animals in our care with the best treatment possible. We care for our animals and are committed to doing everything in our power to keep them well and to get them into loving forever homes.

**Drug “Drop-Box” Now Located at Clayton County Police Headquarters** In the past, the Clayton County Police Department has participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) bi-annual Drug Take Back Day collection dates which meant that citizens had to wait to safely surrender their unwanted prescription medications. Through the collaborative effort of Clayton County COO, Detrick Stanford, Police Chief, Kevin Roberts and Fire Chief, Landry Merkison, citizens will have continuous access to two safe places where they will be able to discard unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. Two “Medical Disposal” drug drop-boxes have been provided to Clayton County by CVS Pharmacy as a result of their affiliation with the Partnership for Drug-Free-Kids organization. One of the disposal boxes has been placed in the lobby of the Clayton County Police Department (7911 N. McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236) which is accessible to the public 24-hours a day on every day of the year (including holidays). The other disposal box has been placed in the lobby of the Harold R. Banke Justice Complex (9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236) which is accessible during normal business hours on weekdays. Clayton County’s drive to establish safe locations where citizens can dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription medication is derived from the growing opioid crisis and the first-hand knowledge that the supply of prescription medications that are often abused are those found at home in our medicine cabinets (Fire Chief, Landry Merkison). Items that CAN be discarded in the “Medical Disposal” boxes are as follows: • Prescription drugs • Over the counter medications • Vitamins • Sample medications • Pet medications • Prescription Patches With the understanding that medication is prescribed in many different forms and may be accompanied by special apparatuses for consumption, as it relates to public safety, certain items may not be placed in the boxes. Items that we CANNOT accept include: • Needles • Oxygen tanks • Nebulizers • Batteries • Radioactive cancer medication • Mercury thermometers • Liquids • Inhalers • Aerosol medications *Removing labels is optional if citizens wish to remain anonymous.

Do you know him? If so, we'd like to hear from you! This guy in the photo is considered a "Person of Interest" in an Armed Robbery that occurred on May 16th in the Overlook Apartments on Tara Blvd. To provide info, call Det. J. Langley at 678-610-4786.

If you're thinking about offering it up, letting it go, craigslisting it, ebaying it, buying it, selling it or trading it...THINK SAFETY. You may have great intentions, but you have to consider the potential safety hazards of meeting with people you don't know to exchange money and goods.

Here is some great information about the new HANDSFREE LAW that will be effective July 1, 2018. Get familiar so you don't get ticketed.

Capt Windley and Ofc. I. Smith had a great time at the neighbors together event with a host of Clayton County residents at Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

On behalf of Chief Kevin Roberts, It is with deep regret and a saddened spirit that we inform you of the passing of Officer William Fay. On May 31, 2018, while on an outing with his family, Ofc. Fay suffered a medical emergency which required him to be transported to a local hospital. While at the hospital, doctors and medical staff worked tirelessly to resolve Ofc. Fay's medical emergency, but were unable to overcome the damage that had already been done. Ofc. William Fay passed away at approximately 1:30 a.m. on June 1, 2018. Ofc. Fay started his career with the Clayton County Police Department in February of 2012. In September of 2014, he was assigned to the Narcotics Division where he served as an FBI STRIKE Taskforce Officer until the present time. Ofc. William Fay was a valued member of the CCPD Family and will truly be missed. Chief Roberts asks that you keep Ofc. Fay's family in your thoughts and prayers. Funeral Services for Ofc. Fay will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Oak Hill Baptist Church, 100 Lakeside Rd., Williamson, Georgia 30292. The doors of the church will open at 12:30 p.m.

Stop by and help us out! We’ll be at Dunkin 🍩 Donuts locations in Clayton County collecting donations for Special Olympics Georgia. #CopsOnDonutShops2018

Happy Memorial Day!

Congratulations to Fay for Graduating Preschool. Way to Go!!

Congrats to 👮‍♂️ Ofc. Norrod in being given special recognition award by 🏆 MARTA PD.

Gun Safety Class for employees at Kaiser Permanente's Southwood facility. Mr. Christopher Berry (Southwood Facility Administrator) presented a plaque as the 2018 Service Award to Chief Roberts and CCPD for the excellent service to the Clayton County community.

It's National Peace Officer Memorial Day. 💙In honor of those who who made the ultimate sacrifice.

🌸 Happy Mother’s Day 🌺 to all mothers near and far! We hope you enjoy your day!!! 💙

Well...one smashed PD vehicle windshield and a Championship Game later...Turning Point Church takes home the win. Those guys from Clayton County Fire & Emergency Services played a heck of game! We’d like to give a huge THANKS to ALL who came out to make this day a success! We had a great time on this full day of fun and fellowship. 💙