Fulton County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Fulton County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 185 Central Ave S.W, 9th Floor, Atlanta, 30303 GA
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Phone: 404-612-5100
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Fulton County Sheriff's Office is located at 185 Central Ave S.W, 9th Floor, Atlanta, 30303 GA. The Fulton County Sheriff's Office phone number is 404-612-5100.

Fulton County Sheriff's Office News

The Tri-Cities SALT Council is excited to announce the 17th Annual Fall Senior Safety Conference will be held on Monday, November 5, 2018. This year’s topic will be “Safety is No Accident: Awareness and Preparedness” with plans to touch upon emergency preparedness, con artists, and police relations. Top decision makers and leaders from public safety agencies and organizations that serve the senior population will participate in a panel discussion. Speakers will include Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson, MARTA Police Chief Wanda Dunham, College Park Interim Police Chief Ferman Williford, and East Point Interim Fire Chief William B. Tate. Each panelist will deliver an update from her or his agency and answer questions from audience members. This interactive forum is always fun, informative, and attendees have opportunities to win great prizes. DATE: Monday, November 5, 2018 TIME: 10:30 a.m. – Meet and Greet with Public Safety Partners 10:45 a.m. – Panel Discussion LOCATION: H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility 2885 Church St, East Point, GA 30344 Ben Howard, Coordinator – Tri-Cities S.A.L.T. Council

So many winners & so much fun at the 1st Annual FCSO Youth Extravaganza at Creel Park in College Park. Deputies estimate that 200 children & their families came to the festivities. Thank you to all the donors & volunteers. This event was coordinated by the Fulton County Jail’s Direct Action Response Team, DART. Great job! @ College Park, Georgia

Come see us today for the FCSO Youth Extravaganza @ Creel Park in College Park. Wear your costume if you want (hint, hint). We’re gonna have fun! Flag 🏈 Football at 12:30 sharp. Free food, prizes, tunes, & more. Noon - 3p @FGTV @FultonInfo

Rest In Peace, Officer Antwan Toney. We’ll take it from here. Your extended law enforcement family mourns. We support the Toney Family & @gwinnettpolicepage. 🇺🇸

Congratulations Basic Law Enforcement Class 18-05! You made it! Now, let’s get to work.

Thank you, Ms. Marissa Mitchell and Fox 5 Atlanta for telling your viewers about Sheriff Ted Jackson's Youth Conference H.Y.P.E. Several people told us that they came because they saw your story. It's because of you that more families had a positive experience Saturday that will shape their futures.

‪Scenes from #fcsoHYPE18: @GBI_GA Special Agent in Charge Trebor Randle made a passionate presentation to parents about preventing child & teen suicide. #SavingGeorgiasKids‬

V103’s Greg Street is giving great advice at Sheriff Ted Jackson’s 9th Annual Youth Conference HYPE: Read something relevant to your goal 30 minutes a day.

We're getting hyped for H.Y.P.E. 2018. It's Sheriff Ted Jackson's 9th Annual Youth Conference being held Saturday at Atlanta Metropolitan College. It keeps getting bigger and better every year. Please see the attached news release for details and tell the world. Thanks!!! Event announcement: The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is gearing up to host the 9th annual youth conference H.Y.P.E. (Helping Youth Prosper & Evolve). This event will be Saturday, October 13th at Atlanta Metropolitan State College at the Campus Gymnasium. Time: 8:30am- 2:30pm. This year’s theme is “Breaking the Cycle”. Keynote Speaker: DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond There will be a series of workshops facilitated by V103’s own Greg Street · Gangs/ Law Enforcement Youth Interaction · Judicial System · Social Etiquette/Financial Literacy Parents workshops facilitated by WSB-TV (Channel 2 News) Tom Jones Panelists Judge Shawn LaGrua- Fulton County Superior Court Gary Davis- Next Level Boys Academy · Ian Elmore-Moore –Fulton County Districts Attorney’s Office Gang Prevention & Intervention Coordinator · Maribel Bell- Fulton County Schools, Director of Students Discipline Prevention & Intervention · Sheriff Ted Jackson, Fulton County FREE EVENT!!! BREAKFAST & LUNCH PROVIDED!!! FREE GIVEWAYS!!! 8 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARDED!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!!

DANGEROUS FUGITIVE CAPTURED ON THE WEST COAST Sheriff Ted Jackson is pleased to announce the capture of fugitive Charles Barry Pinckney in California. Officers with the Corona, California Police Department arrested Pinckney for burglary and fraud charges on September 14th. Corona PD officers discovered Pinckney was in possession of fake bank cards and ID’s that he was using to withdraw funds at a bank branch. Tellers determined Pinckney had fraudulent credentials and they called authorities. Upon processing Pinckney’s fingerprints, officers learned that Pinckney was wanted in Fulton County. Pinckney is currently being held by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department where he is charged with: Burglary in the Second Degree Alter/Forgery/False ID Non-Sufficient Funds: Checks Impersonating Another to Get Money/Property Fugitive from Justice (Fulton County, GA) The FCSO Law Enforcement Division is making arrangements to bring Pinckney back to Fulton County where he was convicted of Statutory Rape, Child Molestation, and Sexual Battery. The female victim was 15 years old. During his jury trial, Pinckney was on bond and absconded days before his conviction. The Superior Court trial continued in his absence. Pinckney was on the run for almost a year. The FCSO Fugitive Unit continued to work the case. Investigators are convinced that Pinckney had help in order to avoid capture. Sheriff Ted Jackson is grateful to the City of Corona Police Department for their excellent work in capturing this dangerous fugitive. Sheriff Jackson also commends the sharp bank tellers who called authorities when they recognized that Pinckney had presented them with fraudulent documents. Pinckney is a former DeKalb County detention officer. When he returns to the Fulton County Jail, he will be transferred to the Georgia Department of Corrections to serve up to 45 years in prison.

A special thank you letter arrived today from Mr. John and Mrs. Barbara Giarretta of New Jersey. More than 7000 copies have been shared with law enforcement agencies in the United States. The letter reads: To All Law Enforcement Agencies Across the USA Our family wishes to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your dedication and service. In spite of all the restrictions put on law enforcement you still put on your uniform and go out every day to every call and put your life on the line to protect our families and communities. Our society would not survive without your service. Please stay safe and watch over your Brothers and Sisters. We pray daily for your safety. God Bless You! John and Barbara Giarretta From a Family that cares. Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Giarretta. We appreciate your prayers and the effort you are making to spread this wonderful message to law enforcement officers across the country. You are to be commended for your kindness and patriotism. It means a great deal to us! We are proud to serve. #johnandbarbaragiarretta

We will never forget September 11, 2001 and the lives affected. Facts from @CNN: Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The Victims: At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes. Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority. The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men. At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck. As of July 2018, 1,642 (or 60%) of 2,753 WTC victims' remains have been positively identified, according to the medical examiner's office.

We will never forget September 11, 2001 and the lives affected. Facts from @CNN: Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations. A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The attack was orchestrated by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The Victims: At the World Trade Center (WTC) site in Lower Manhattan, 2,753 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 were intentionally crashed into the north and south towers, or as a result of the crashes. Of those who perished during the initial attacks and the subsequent collapses of the towers, 343 were New York City firefighters, 23 were New York City police officers and 37 were officers at the Port Authority. The victims ranged in age from two to 85 years. Approximately 75-80% of the victims were men. At the Pentagon in Washington, 184 people were killed when hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the building. Near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, 40 passengers and crew members aboard United Airlines Flight 93 died when the plane crashed into a field. It is believed that the hijackers crashed the plane in that location, rather than their unknown target, after the passengers and crew attempted to retake control of the flight deck. As of July 2018, 1,642 (or 60%) of 2,753 WTC victims' remains have been positively identified, according to the medical examiner's office.

Are you up for the challenge? Join us TONIGHT & FRIDAY at the Courthouse for a job fair/info session concerning openings @FultonSheriff NOW HIRING: Detention Officers, Deputy Sheriffs & Administration positions. Come discuss job descriptions, salaries, benefits & the application process. @ Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Recently, Sheriff Ted Jackson deputized members of Atlanta Public Schools Police to give officers more authority to keep our children safe. See the whole story on this week's episode of Fulton Today on FGTV.

Response to the AJC concerning inmates with mental illness The sincere concern for the wellbeing of Fulton County Jail inmates is something we share with the Southern Center for Human Rights and appreciate. It is our intention to meet the needs of incarcerated individuals coping with mental illness and certainly to preserve and enhance security especially for those inmates requiring critical care and that measure of concern certainly includes staff and other inmates. Further, the Sheriff’s Office is constantly trying to improve how we articulate our responsibilities as it relates to those individuals with special needs to include mental illness and for all defendants. Unfortunately, our abilities to provide this critical care are limited by human resources and training available for staff. New arrivals to the Fulton County Jail diagnosed with acute psychotic conditions require critical consideration. Many of those newly committed inmates are not receiving any type of care prior to being arrested and booked into the Fulton County Jail system. Another complication occurs when patients refuse medication while in the Jail, precluding the achievement of improved mental health within a reasonable time span to allow the inmate’s case to progress through the justice system. The court system is in conversations with the Sheriff’s Office to meet the needs of Jail staff to serve these inmates. We are asking the court system to order administering of medications to benefit the patients during their incarceration and allow those inmates to be able to contribute to their own defense in their criminal cases. We share and appreciate the genuine concern of the Southern Center for Human Rights whose representatives are working with us to mitigate this situation. There is a commitment by the Southern Center’s Sarah Geraghty to help with securing admittance to Georgia Regional Hospital for those patients who refuse treatment while in dire need of comprehensive care. Newly contracted Jail medical provider NaphCare is on board with our efforts. NaphCare is offering to cover overtime costs of additional Jail staff needed to provide security for medical professionals conducting consultations with patients. Mental illness is of great concern to us as there are increasing numbers of inmates who require care beyond the capacity of the Fulton County Jail, which is a temporary holding facility where defendants are ordered to be held prior to trial. Chief Jailer Colonel Mark Adger has observed the following: ▪️60 – 70% of the female inmates are prescribed medication of some kind; ▪️Of that group, 25% are receiving medications for mental health issues; and ▪️10% fewer male inmates are in that category — 15% of the male population is prescribed similar medication for acute mental illness. It is notable that inmates with acute diagnoses are being referred to Georgia Regional Hospital sooner than in the past. We will encourage staff on hand to allow extended time outside of cells with consideration to security. Our priorities are safety, security, and scrutiny for those who are incarcerated.

Jail art to convey encouragement from 3South500. @ Fulton County Jail

Sheriff Ted Jackson recently deputized members of the APS Police Department to give them more authority to perform their duties and keep students safe.

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office Direct Action Response Team's (D.A.R.T.) paid a visit recently to the Ronald McDonald House in Sandy Springs. The Team had the humbling and rewarding opportunity to cook breakfast for seriously ill or injured children and their parents/guardians that are currently residing there. These brave children are receiving daily treatment at either Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite or Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston for their conditions. "We were truly appreciative of the opportunity to put smiles on the faces of the children while simultaneously representing the Fulton County Sheriff's Office!" - Officer William Whitaker