Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 120 Prison Farm Road, Valdosta, 31601 GA
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Lowndes County Sheriff's Office is located at 120 Prison Farm Road, Valdosta, 31601 GA. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office phone number is 229-671-2900.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office News

Way to go! The Sheriff’s Office participated in the Hungry at Home cart races this morning. We didn’t win, but the kids who will receive the donated food items sure did. This is a great community effort. For more information about the Hungry at Home program contact the V.L.P.R.A.

K9s United visited the Sheriff’s Office last week and toured the facilities and the working dogs. K9s United is a not-for-profit organization formed to assist law enforcement agencies with expenses and the promotion of the K9 programs. Many times due to budgetary constraints, law enforcement agencies don't have the funding to provide the K9s Units the resources they need. The K9s United vision is to support, honor, strengthen and provide until every law enforcement K9s in need is served. To help bring awareness to this cause, K9s United ask each agency they visit to sign the hood of K9s United’s vehicle. The Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office was honored to add our name to promote this organization. For more information about K9s United visit their web site at www.k9sunited.org

Sheriff Paulk and the Sheriff‘s Office staff are excited to again host the Safe Trick or Treat Fall Festival. This family friendly event provides games, raffles with prizes, lots of food and plenty of candy from various first responder agencies. This years event will be on Saturday, October 27 between 3:00 and 8:00 at the Civic Center on East Hill Avenue. There is a $1 per person admission fee and the proceeds from this years event will be donated to the Southside Recreation Center. If you are interested in participating as a food vendor or have questions, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 229-671-2900. A vendor fee will be required.

The Sheriff's Office is excited to once again begin the firearm safety courses. for the public. These classes are offered at no charge and are presented by experienced firearm instructors. Each class begins at 8:00 at the Sheriff's Office firearms training facility with a classroom presentaiton about Georgia law and the use of force and then moves to the firing range for hands on shooting drills and instruction. Class participants are required to provide their own firearms with a holster, eye and hearing protection, 100 rounds of ammunition and a hat. The classes will be presented on Saturday, September 22 Saturday, September 29 Saturday, October 13 Saturday, October 27 Saturday, November 10 Saturday, November 17 Saturday, December 8 Saturday, December 15 For additional details or to register for one of these classes, contact Instructor Jimmy Royals at {229} 671-3170 or {229} 740-0864.

Today is National Peace Officer Memorial Day. In honor of this solemn day, the Flag at the Sheriff's Office, and many other government buildings have been lowered to half-staff. The Sheriff's Office truly understands the sacrifice made by so many officers who have died in the line of duty and how devastating these tragic events are to their families, the community and those who wear the badge across the country and here locally.

At tonight’s candlelight vigil, the names of all those heroes who lost their life in the line of duty, including Deputy Chris Butler were read aloud.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. This week several members of the Sheriff’s Office Honor Guard are in Washington D.C. as the name of Deputy Chris Butler will be unveiled on the National Law Enforcement Memorial Wall.

Great work to all involved to bring this case to a close with a successful prosecution!

In light of recent events, Lowndes County School Superintendent Wes Taylor and Sheriff Ashley Paulk prepared a joint letter addressing the concerns. That letter is attached. The school system and the Sheriff's Office have and will continue to work as partners and address issues as they arise. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Sheriff's Office at {229} 671-2950.

Attendance at the Sheriff's Office Firearms Safety Course continues to increase and additional dates have been added: Saturday, May 12 Saturday, May 19 Saturday, May 26 This training is conducted at the Sheriff's Office firing range located behind the Grassy Pond Military Recreation area in Lake Park. Each class begins at 8:30 and should end around 3:00. The instruction includes classroom presentation on the Georgia use of force laws and firearm safety then moves to the range for live fire practical exercises. Each participant is required to furnish their own handgun of either a .380, 9 millimeter, 10 millimeter, .40 caliber or a .45 caliber and the appropriate holster for your weapon. You must also furnish: 100 rounds of ammunition Hat with a brim, eye protection, and hearing protection Pants or shorts with a belt To register for one of these classes, contact the Sheriff's Office, Training Division at 229 671-3120. This class is offered for FREE by the Sheriff’s Office and taught by instructors with real time carry and weapons use spanning several decades of knowledge in every day carry, concealed carry, open carry and firsthand experience in the use of force. Feel free to share this information with your friends.

Update: 02-27-2018 - This piece of equipment has been located and returned to its owner. Thank you for your help! *************************************************************************************** Sheriff's Office detectives are investigating the theft of a Peterbilt semi-truck and Morbark Grinder from a location on Highway 84 West during the weekend of January 28. The truck, a 2006, blue-in-color Peterbilt was pulling a trailer mounted 2014 Morbark grinder. A picture of a grinder is attached for reference and an photograph of the actual truck and trailer is also included. Information regarding this theft can be directed to detectives at 229-671-2950 or through the Lowndes County Communications Center at 229-245-5270.

The Sheriff's Office is excited to announce the first sessions of the Firearms Safety Course for 2018. These dates include: Saturday, February 3 Saturday, February 17 Saturday, March 3 Saturday, March 17 Saturday, March 31 This training is conducted at the Sheriff's Office firing range located behind the Grassy Pond Military Recreational area in Lake Park. Each class begins at 8:30 and should end around 3:00. The instruction includes classroom presentation on the Georgia use of force laws and firearm safety and then moves to the range for live fire practical exercises. Each participant is required to furnish their own handgun of either a .380, 9 millimeter, 10 millimeter, .40 caliber or a .45 caliber and the appropriate holster for your weapon. You must also furnish: 100 rounds of ammunition Hat with a brim, eye protection, and hearing protection Pants or shorts with a belt To register for one of these classes, contact the Sheriff's Office, Training Division at 229 671-3120. This class is offered for FREE by the Sheriff’s Office and taught by instructors with real time carry and weapons use spanning several decades of knowledge in every day carry, concealed carry, open carry and firsthand experience in the use of force. Feel free to share this information with your friends.

Look who stopped by the Sheriff’s Office this morning!

Don't forget the Sheriff's Office Halloween carnival this Saturday evening between 5:00 and 8:00 at the Civic Center (Fairgrounds) on East Hill Avenue. This family friendly event provides a carnival atmosphere with games, food, a hayride, candy for the children and much more. There is a $1 per person entrance fee and the proceeds from the event are donated this year to the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta. Join us for lots of candy, fun and food. Please share this among your friends.

Happy birthday Bentley! This past weekend Bentley, who is 4 years old invited several members of the Sheriff’s Office to celebrate his birthday. The deputies were joined by the Georgia State Patrol and Lowndes County Fire Rescue to make the birthday party a success for Bentley. Great job!

Sheriff Ashley Paulk is excited to once again partner with other first responders to offer a safe Halloween carnival for the children of the community. This family friendly event provides a carnival atmosphere with games, food, a hayride, candy for the children and much more. There is a $1 per person entrance fee and the proceeds from the event are donated this year to the Boys and Girls Club of Valdosta. The carnival will be Saturday, October 28 between 5:00 and 8:00 at the Civic Center on East Hill Avenue. Join us for lots of candy and plenty of smiles for this years event. Please share this among your friends.

The final sessions of the Firearms Safety Course for 2017 have been scheduled. These dates include: Saturday, October 21 Saturday, November 4 Saturday, November 18 Saturday, December 2 This training is conducted at the Sheriff's Office firing range located behind the Grassy Pond Military Recreational area in Lake Park. Each class begins at 8:30 and should end around 3:00. The instruction includes classroom presentation on the Georgia use of force laws and firearm safety and then moves to the range for live fire practical exercises. Each participant is required to furnish their own handgun of either a .380, 9 millimeter, 10 millimeter, .40 caliber or a .45 caliber and the appropriate holster for your weapon. You must also furnish: 100 rounds of ammunition Hat with a brim, eye protection, and hearing protection Pants or shorts with a belt To register for one of these classes, contact the Sheriff's Office, Training Division at 229 671-3120. This class is offered for FREE by the Sheriff’s Office and taught by instructors with real time carry and weapons use spanning several decades of knowledge in every day carry, concealed carry, open carry and firsthand experience in the use of force. Feel free to share this information with your friends.

The Sheriff's Office has scheduled new sessions of the Firearms Safety Course for August including Saturday, August 12 and Saturday, August 19. The classroom portion of the training has been moved to the Sheriff's Office firing range located behind the Grassy Pond Military Recreational area in Lake Park. Each class begins at 8:30 and should end around 3:00. The instruction includes classroom presentation on the Georgia use of force laws and firearm safety and then moves to the range for live fire practical exercises. Each participant is required to furnish their own handgun of either a .380, 9 millimeter, 10 millimeter, .40 caliber or a .45 caliber and the appropriate holster for your weapon. You must also furnish: 100 Rounds of Ammunition Hat with a brim, eye protection, and hearing protection Pants or shorts with a belt To register for one of these classes, contact the Sheriff's Office, Training Division at 229 671-3120. This class is offered for FREE by the Sheriff’s Office and taught by instructors with real time carry and weapons use spanning several decades of knowledge in every day carry, concealed carry, open carry and firsthand experience in the use of force.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk has announced the scheduling of new Firearm Safety and Awareness Classes for July. Upcoming sessions include Saturday, July 22 Saturday, July 29 Each class begins with classroom instruction where participants receive classroom instruction on gun safety and current laws regarding use of force. The class moves to the range in the afternoon for live fire practical exercises with instructors. Classes size is limited. These classes are offered free of charge but participants must furnish their own handgun and ammunition. To receive additional information or register for one of the classes contact the Sheriff's Office Training Division at {229} 671-3120. Please share this among your friends.

Thank you Sandee Rowe.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk is pleased to announce the scheduling of new Firearm Safety and Awareness Classes for June. Upcoming sessions include Saturday, June 17 Saturday, June 24 Each class begins with classroom instruction where participants receive classroom instruction on gun safety and current laws regarding use of force. The class moves to the range in the afternoon for live fire practical exercises with instructors. Classes size is limited. To receive additional information or register for one of the classes contact the Sheriff's Office Training Division at {229} 671-3120. Please share this among your friends.

Sheriff Ashley Paulk has announced the scheduling new Firearm Safety and Awareness Classes for April and May. Upcoming sessions include Saturday, April 15 Saturday, April 22 Saturday, May 13 Saturday, May 27 Each class begins with classroom instruction where participants receive classroom instruction on gun safety and current laws regarding use of force. The class moves to the range in the afternoon for live fire practical exercises with instructors. Classes size is limited. To receive additional information or register for one of the classes contact the Sheriff's Office Training Division at {229} 671-3120. Please share this among your friends.

During a recent investigation, the Sheriff's Office has recovered a number of items believed to be stolen. If you have been the victim of a theft and are missing items, please view the below pictures. If you believe some of these items may be yours, contact the detective assigned to your investigation or contact the Sheriff's Office at {229} 671-2950 to arrange a time to view the items.