The White County Sheriff's Office is now taking applications for the 2021 White County Junior Law Enforcement Academy - WCJLEA Cadet Application
Is your child too old for the academy, but still wants to take part? Great! We need student staff members, too! WCJLEA Staff Application


Message from the Sheriff: The White County Sheriff's Office provides the citizens of White County with a high level of customer service and a level of professionalism that gives me great honor to serve as your Sheriff.  We understand that we are stewards of the public's trust and that is a responsibility that I take very seriously.  From our patrol deputies to our detention officers, we are committed to providing the very best in law enforcement services.  I am very proud of the men and women of this organization who work hard to make sure this is one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the State of Georgia.
We ask for your continued partnership as we work together to keep our community safe and ensure it remains one of the country's most enjoyable places to live and work.

The Office of Sheriff carries with it the duty to preserve the peace and protect the lives, persons and property of the people.  White County was created in 1857 and is nestled in the Northeast Georgia Mountains.  It was once part of the Cherokee Indian nation. White County draws tourists year around with its beauty and close proximity to metro Atlanta. Preserving the environment, beauty and history, while meeting future needs, is a goal we all share in White County.

 Mission Statement:

The White County Sheriff's Office exists to serve all people within the jurisdiction with respect, fairness, and professionalism.  We are committed to the prevention of crime and the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees.

With community service as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, investigating problems as well as incidents, seeking solutions and fostering a sense of safety in communities and individuals.  We nurture the public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.

To fulfill its mission, the White County Sheriff's Office is dedicated to providing a quality work environment and development of its members through effective training and leadership.

State Certification:

The White County Sheriff's Office is a State Certified agency.  The White County Sheriff's Office obtained State Certification in 2013.

State certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances.  The State Certification Program is supervised by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police (GACP).
 As a part of this program, the White County Sheriff's Office conducted a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations could be adapted to meet standards set by GACP.  When these procedures were in place, a team of trained assessors verified that applicable standards had been successfully implemented. The process culminated with a decision by a joint executive committee that the White County Sheriff's Office had met the requirements for certification.  State Certified agencies must be re-assessed every three years.
Certification status represents a significant professional achievement. Certification acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.