Our Mission

The mission of the Clayton County Sheriff's Department is to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Clayton County by professionally working in partnership to provide safety, security and service to the community while upholding the constitutional responsibilities of the Office of Sheriff.
Clayton County Sheriff Seal
We are all working diligently to provide the best service we can for our community. We will be focused on communicating with the Fire Departments, Ambulance and Medical Services so when situation arises, we all know we can count on what the other is going to do.


The County Sheriff is elected to four-year terms. The County Sheriff along with the County Attorney are chiefly responsible for enforcement of laws. The County maintains a jail which the County Sheriff supervises. Some of the duties of the County Sheriff are as follows:
  • Assist other law enforcement agencies
  • Custodian of the county jail and is responsible for all prisoners committed to him until discharged by law
  • Execute and return all writs and other legal processes issued to him by lawful authorities
  • Patrol all roads in the county
  • Principal peace officer in the county
  • Summon grand and petit jurors
  • Upon commitment from the Clerk of District Court, transport convicts to the penitentiary and patients to the state hospitals for the insane