Criminal Investigations

The Criminal Investigations Division (C.I.D.) is responsible for investigating all crimes that occur in White County. This division is responsible for all follow-up on cases, crime scene examinations, interviews, case preparation and court room testimony. Investigators are responsible for contacting victims to advise them of case status and a future point of contact. 

Division Commander:  Capt. Clay Hammond
Email Address:

Office Phone:  706-865-5177


 During this time of year there is an increase in thefts and burglaries here are a few tips to help keep yourself and your family safe this Holiday season.

  • Keep your doors and windows locked. Too, often, criminals get into houses through unlocked doors and windows.
  • Close garage doors when not in use even when you are just in the backyard.
  • Consider installing solid core entry doors with reinforced doorframes and dead bolt locks.
  • Identify a "safe room" inside your home where residents can go in an emergency, This room should be have reinforced doors and an exit to the outside and a telephone.
  • Always verify by telephone that the person works for the company they say they represent and has been sent for a reason. A peephole with a  180-degree viewing angle is excellent for you to verify who is on the other side of the door.
  • Never open your door to anyone you do not know. Exterior lighting provides additional protection from intruders. Remember that criminals may hide in the shadows.
  • Always acknowledge a caller at your door to determine who they are and what they want. Some burglars ring the doorbell, and if there is no answer, they break in.
  • Always use your alarm and upgrade your system to include a motion sensor in the master bedroom.
  • Avoid storing large amounts of cash and the bringing home of business deposits.