DeKalb County Sheriff's Office

  • Agency: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
  • Address: 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, 30032 GA
  • Chief:
Phone: 404-298-8100

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is located at 4415 Memorial Drive, Decatur, 30032 GA. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office phone number is 404-298-8100.

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office News

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is proud to once again be a part of the Special Olympics of Georgia, Law Enforcement Torch Run fundraising event. This is the largest grass roots fundraising program for the Special Olympics of Georgia. The goal of this fundraising program is to be able to send athletes to the Special Olympics Games. The cost to send one athlete is $85.00. Last year, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office was one of the top 25 agencies for contributions in the State of Georgia. This year, we have a goal to raise $5000.00, all of which goes directly to the Special Olympics of Georgia. We invite each of you all to help us reach this goal by visiting one of the Dunkin’ Donut locations listed below on June 1, 2018, (which is also #nationaldonutday) from 7am-11am to not only receive a free donut, but to meet one of our deputies and donate to this worthy cause. #CopsOnDonutShops Special Olympics Georgia Dunkin' Donuts 2555 Wesley Chapel Rd, Decatur 3935 Lavista Rd, Tucker 2827 N. Druid Hills Rd, NE Atlanta 4760 Memorial Drive, Decatur 5872 Buford Highway NE, Doraville 4092 Lawerenceville Hwy,Tucker

The 2018 Good Neighbor Day Airshow at PDK Airport.

Tucker Day 2018!

DeKalb County Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Ceremony.

DEKALB SHERIFF’S OFFICE REPLACES JAIL BUSES Enhanced Security Features Reflect Today’s Transport Challenges (DECATUR, GA. May 3, 2018) – Even though the DeKalb County Courthouse is just a few miles away from the DeKalb County Jail, the challenge of securely transporting inmates from the Memorial Drive facility to county courtrooms remains a high priority. Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann inspected the newest in the sheriff’s office fleet of vehicles today, as one of two new state-of-the-art inmate full-sized transport buses rolled onto the parking lot at headquarters. Outfitted with a host of updated features, the nearly $200,000 bus is air-conditioned, has air doors, and includes a camera monitoring system. The rear engine-driven bus was built in Macon, Georgia by Bluebird and replaces a 2001 version. Up to 44 inmates can be transported, along with guards. The interior features an area for keeping inmates separated when necessary. “While mileage is a critical factor in most personal vehicle replacement, we are most concerned about the reliability of our units - which is generally a matter of age,” says Sheriff Mann. “Once a unit reaches a certain age, it is no longer economically prudent to continue maintaining it, as parts become more expensive because they are more difficult to obtain.” The agency’s first jail transport buses were former school buses that were purchased from the county for a dollar, a practice that was discontinued in 1996. Today’s buses are the result of a two-year planning and manufacturing process that incorporates current transport needs, including enhanced security. The sheriff’s office will receive another full size bus and a mini-bus, both of which will replace existing vehicles and completely update the agency’s primary inmate transportation fleet.

VOLUNTEERS HONORED AT ANNUAL BANQUET Sheriff Mann recognized our valuable community volunteer partnerships at the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 26, 2018. Guest speaker was DeKalb Solicitor-General Donna Coleman-Stribling. Award winning gospel recording artist Byron Cage entertained. Chaplain Dr. Curtis Crocker, Jr., honored members of our Chaplaincy, who represent all faiths in the DeKalb community. Awards also went to members of the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Reserves Unit, inmate services volunteers who teach life skill classes at the jail, and employees who volunteer for community events.

Caeer day at the YMCA Deputy McRae, K9- Deputy Viper and Deputy Marks. #WeLoveThekids #TheKidsareourFuture

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Team 1 and Sheriff Team 2 had a blast on Saturday for the DeKalb Criminal Justice Treatment Coalition Full Court Press Basketball Tournament. #StrivingtoAchieveandSustainMentalHealthRecovery. #ShoutouttotheClerkofSuperiorCourtBallers

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office co-hosted a countywide record restriction summit and job fair with other justice agency partners on April 21, at Saint Philip AME Church. A record restriction (formerly known as expungement) is for those who have been arrested by DeKalb County Sheriffs or Police but never convicted or pled guilty. Those who complete a pre-trial diversion program can also apply. Call 404-371-2770 or email for information.

Sheriff Mann enjoyed reading to the students at Sheltering Arms Early Education and Learning Center for their Operation Story Book 2018 program.

"Remembering The Dream - Honoring The Dreamer" #NAACPANNUALUNITYBREAKFAST2018

CONSTRUCTION BEGINS AT DEKALB COUNTY JAIL TO REPAIR LEAKY PLUMBING, REMEDIATE MOLD (DECATUR, GA. April 5, 2018) – In a news conference on Thursday, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann, Esq. announced a major construction project at the DeKalb County Jail that will fix leaking plumbing that caused the development of mold inside the structure. Sheriff Mann says the project could cost at least $1.5 million of unbudgeted expenditures and is expected to be completed within the next three months. “I recently requested and received a professional assessment of the effects of the water leaks on walls and floors within inmate housing units and other locations,” Sheriff Mann said. The reports found that, although mold does exist in several areas, it poses no immediate health threat to employees or to inmates. Assessments indicate that the mold is likely a result of leaks from showers inside inmate housing units.” During construction, Sheriff Mann does not expect services to be interrupted, although both employees and inmates may have to adapt to some changes in operations. Some inmates, for example, will be relocated within the DeKalb County Jail’s housing units to accommodate demolition, remediation and repair activities. Others will likely be moved to other local area jails so that the process takes less time to complete. “We are fully prepared to make whatever adjustments are necessary,” said Sheriff Mann. “Relatives and loved ones of persons in our custody should not be concerned about the inmates’ health or well-being. The public should not be concerned about their safety.” The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters and Jail complex on Memorial Drive in Decatur, Georgia, is 23 years old. The adult detention center is a 1 million square foot facility that operates around the clock with 860 sworn officers and civilian employees. The DeKalb County Jail can house 3,800 inmates but has a current average daily population of about 1,800 men and women. Photo Credit: Travis Hudgons, On Common Ground News

DEKALB SHERIFF’S OFFICE deputies and civilian employees have adopted an alternative way of “booking” young black men that involves encouraging reading and literacy. They are part of the national “iRead” Initiative collaboration among educators, law enforcement and civic leaders supported by DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann. (L-R: Deputy K. McNeil, Officer M. Williams, Sergeant M. Sanchez, IT Manager Michael Robinson, Deputy S. McNary, Officer T. Jones, and Deputy S. Jenkins.) LITERACY, LEARNING TO BE ENCOURAGED BY MEN OF DEKALB SHERIFF’S OFFICE (DECATUR, GA. March 27, 2018) -- Several men of the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office are part of the national effort to demonstrate the importance of literacy among African American youth – and young black men, in particular. Sheriff Jeffrey L. Mann began the agency’s involvement last year when he began reading to elementary school students. The current team represents the agency’s growing partnership with the “iRead Initiative Program,” a collaboration to portray strong, educated, and talented black men reading to young, impressionable students as they help shape a positive, impactful message about reading and education. “We share the belief that students who are interested in reading and comprehending at a young age will have better school attendance, improved levels of achievement, and advanced analytical skills in all of their academic pursuits,” says Sheriff Mann. Working with the 100 Black Men of DeKalb, sheriff’s office volunteers will read DeKalb County elementary school students on a bi-weekly basis from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. every other Wednesday. The program will end on April 25, 2018. Other participants in the initiative include the DeKalb County Schools, the DeKalb County Police Department, and the DeKalb Lawyers Association.

CAREER DAY AT COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL was informative for the students and for guest speakers Sheriff's Deputies McRae and his partner K9 Deputy Viper, and Sheriff's Deputy Moore.

CAREER DAY AT SHADOW ROCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL was fun and informative for the students and for guest speakers Sheriff's Deputies McRae and his partner K9 Deputy Viper, and Sheriff's Deputy Stephenson.

DEKALB SHERIFF’S OFFICE ARRESTS SUSPECT IN DECATUR DOUBLE MURDER, CAR THEFT (DECATUR, GA, March 26, 2018) – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit has arrested 36 year-old Royce Alex Stewart, a suspect in the Murder of a female juvenile and an adult male yesterday in downtown Decatur, Georgia. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received warrants issued by the Decatur Police Department on March 25, 2018 for the arrest of Mr. Stewart, who is charged with two counts of Murder and one count of Theft by Taking at Trinity Walk Apartments in Decatur. According to the murder warrants, Mr. Stewart allegedly caused the victims’ deaths by assaulting them both with a knife. No motive was given for the attacks. A separate warrant charges him with the theft of a 2014 Ford Mustang convertible. Sheriff’s office investigators apprehended the suspect without incident in an area near Mercer Woods Subdivision in southeast DeKalb County. Following a car chase and a foot pursuit, investigators - including officers from the Decatur Police Department, the DeKalb Police Department, the DeKalb Marshals’ Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and the U.S. Marshals Service – isolated and, after several hours took the suspect into custody. Mr. Stewart will be transported to the Decatur Police Criminal Investigation Division before being housed in the DeKalb County Jail.

What a phenomenal day! A Women's History Month Event Hosted by Sheriff Jeff Mann and Clerk of Superior Court Debra DeBerry ... #Voices2018

The X Factor!!

#DebraDeBerry #Voices2018 Video 1

#DebraDeBerry ... #Voices2018 Video 2

#DeKalbCountySheriffJeff Mann #Voices2018

Congratulations to Basic Law Enforcement Class 18-01 Sergeant M. Carr, Deputy A. Saleh, Deputy T. Williams and Lieutenant A. Poole!!

Deputy Sheriff Sergeant M. Carr Basic Law Enforcement Class 18-01

CAREER DAY AT PINE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL on March 16th was fun and informative for the students and for guest speakers Sheriff's Deputies McRae and his partner K9 Deputy Viper, and Sheriff's Deputy Nicks.