Our Mission

The Mission of the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office is to enforce State Law and provide the finest public safety services to the citizens of Chatham County, which includes protecting life and property while providing humane treatment to those in custody, protecting the judiciary, executing orders of the courts and supporting our law enforcement partners.

We are dedicated to this mission and the people we serve to ensure that Chatham County is safe place to live, work and visit.

Duties of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office

It is the duty of the Chatham County Sheriff's Office to provide quality services as defined in the State Constitution through:

  • Operating the jail for the safety and security of the community while providing a safe, humane, and secure environment for both the staff and inmates;
  • Enforcing state laws in a fair and impartial manner;
  • Properly receiving and serving civil processes and subpoenas and order from the Probate, Magistrate, State, and Superior Courts;
  • Properly receiving and executing criminal warrants originating from the Recorder's, Magistrate, State, and Superior Courts;
  • Providing for the safety of and security of the Superior, State, Magistrate, Recorder's, and Juvenile Courts;
  • Serving the community by building a partnership with the community.