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Law Enforcement Division

 

 

Because of the diversity in the duties placed upon the Office of the Sheriff, which differ from that of a police department, a wide variety of resources and personnel must be utilized. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office has two primary divisions, Law Enforcement and Jail with each of these being subdivided into different operational divisions and units.

The Law Enforcement Division is primarily responsible for Patrol, Investigations, Court Services, Traffic Enforcement, and other units necessary to perform assigned task. The Law Enforcement Division falls under the direction of Major Craig Dodson.

 

 

Uniformed Patrol

The Uniformed Patrol Division operates under the direct management of Major Craig Dodson ( BIO ), assisted by two lieutenants. Each shift or operation unit is directly supervised by a Sergeant and Corporal.

The Uniformed Patrol Division is the backbone of the law enforcement services. This division is the first line of prevention and response to virtually every call for service within the County - (502 square miles / 90,000+ residents & over 130,000 daily work forces). The patrol division is also responsible for the Transport Units, DUI Task Force.

Court Services

One of the major functions of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office is to provide services associated with the criminal and civil courts operating within the County. These duties include assisting with the delivery of summons, orders, warrants, persons, and other documents or items associated with the operation of the courts.

With the increased population of the County has come an even greater increase in the business of conducting hearings and trials to settle charges of criminal and civil wrong-doing. In order to provide efficient and professional assistance to the courts, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office has established a full-time division referred to as the Court Services Division.

This Division is a subsidiary of the law enforcement services and it is supervised and coordinated by Captain Vicky Steed.

This division has the responsibility of receiving and delivering court orders of summons and arrests for the courts of this and other jurisdictions, delivering individuals ordered by the courts to appear in this and other jurisdictions, and providing security for the building, grounds, and personnel of the Carroll County Courthouse.

 

Criminal Investigation

The Criminal Investigations Division fall under the supervision of Captain Jeff Richards, who is assisted by Sgt. Mike Lavoie and Sgt. Marc Griffith. This is one the fastest growing divisions within the department.

While all investigators can assist with any type of case, due the overwhelming amount and complexity of the cases being assigned, investigators have been assigned to sub-units of crimes against persons and crimes against property.

The Criminal Investigations Division is responsible for:

  • Conducting investigations into reported criminal activity and to make routine duty decisions independently, although technical and legal advise is available from the Supervisor
     
  • Conducting investigations into apprehension activity arising from preventive patrol and in response to calls for service
     
  • Conducting preliminary investigations, interviews, and inquiries
     
  • Collecting evidence and maintaining the chain of custody
     
  • Administrative activities such as evaluating and managing caseloads, providing service to the public and other activities not associated with assigned cases
     
  • Follow-up activities such as arrests, reports, and court preparation
     

Below, you will find the contact information for each investigator in this department:

CID Directory:

 

Sheriff's Chaplains

Carroll County Sheriff's Office is served by three Chaplains who have volunteered their services and time to the office and Community. The Chaplains have been available at all times when needed and provide a invaluable service to the employees and victim's family members during times of tragedy. They also are available for other activities and have countless hours volunteered to our Office.

Chaplain Keith Jiles

Chaplain Keith Runels

Chaplain Paul Harthern

 

Interstate Crime Unit

The Interstate Crime Unit is a specialized unit designed to work interdiction along our interstate system. This unit does not solely focus on drug traffickers; it is a unit of dedicated professionals that make a significant contribution to the Homeland Security of our nation, and particularly our county, by focusing on enforcement of all crimes committed and laws violated within our jurisdiction.

In a cooperative effort with the Meriwether County Sheriff's Office, the Carroll County ICU works interstate enforcement along the I-20 and I-85 corridors. Thanks to the many hard hours of training and dedication of these officers they have arrested numerous felons and seized large amounts of drugs traveling on our highways.

Through a partnership with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office has received a grant that will fund the positions of two officers, patrol cars, and all needed equipment.

HEAT is an acronym for Highway Enforcement of Aggressive Traffic.

HEAT was developed by the Governor's Office of Highway Safety as a program to educate the public and to enforce laws related to impaired and aggressive driving. Education and Enforcement must go hand in hand.

Traffic Unit is under the direct supervision of Sgt. Steve Miller, 770-830-5916, smiller@carrollsheriff.com

For more information on the State Program visit: www.gahighwaysafety.org/heatlaws.html

 

School Resource Officers (SROs)

Since taking office in 2001, Sheriff Langley and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office have been committed to the safety of the Carroll County School System. Through use of School Resource Officers (SROs),six officers, directed by Lt. Danny Shoemake and supervised by Coproral Lee Maxwell, have been assigned to work with school officials at various schools throughout Carroll County. These officers are charged with enforcing criminal laws on school property and to assist school officials with the overall safety, security and order of the school system.

E.A.G.L.E. (Educational Activities Generating Learning Excellence)

Sheriff Terry E. Langley and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office are dedicated to bridging the gap between educators, parents, students, and law enforcement. Beginning Fall of 2006 while working together with the Carroll County Board of Education E.A.G.L.E. has replaced D.A.R.E. in the school system.

While D.A.R.E. is an excellent educational program it has a limited curriculum. After reviewing the needs of Carroll Counties youth, Sheriff Langley decided there was a need for more educational resources in each individual school. D.A.R.E. did not allow the flexibility to focus in on those specific areas of need, however E.A.G.L.E. does.

E.A.G.L.E. will allow each instructor to teach all lessons in the set curriculum, but will be flexible to focus on any specific area of need. The curriculum is not just about drug abuse prevention education.

E.A.G.L.E. is designed to begin in the 5th grade and continue on into the Senior year of high school. At present the 5th grade is complete and the focus will soon shift to more structured programs for the higher grades. Educating students with as much information as possible to nurture them into becoming responsible citizens of society.

E.A.G.L.E. provides 5 basic lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Bullying and Peer Pressure
    Teaching students how to handle bullying and to resist negative peer pressure.
     
  • Lesson 2: Alcohol and Tobacco
    Providing accurate information about alcohol and tobacco usage.
     
  • Lesson 3: Marijuana, Methamphetamine, and Cocaine
    Help students to understand the dangers in using illegal drugs.
     
  • Lesson 4: Gangs and Violence
    Educating students with information on how to avoid gang activity and consequences of violent behavior.
     
  • Lesson 5: Awareness of Internet Dangers
    To inform students of safety precautions to take while using the internet.
     

Deputies instructing the E.A.G.L.E. Program will teach at each school using role playing, videos and discussion. The curriculum emphasizes consequences of negative behaviors will showing students that they can make their own positive decisions.

E.A.G.L.E. is also a resource for parents; to provide them with educational knowledge about drugs, peer pressure and other essential factors encountered in a young adults life. It can help to open the communication lines between parent/guardian and student.

We as parents, teachers, students, and law enforcement officers must work together for the good of our children and society. With your help and support the E.A.G.L.E. program will be a complete success and the goals that we envision can be obtained.

Tips For Parents:

  • Establish family rules that make it clear that drug use will not be tolerated.
     
  • Educate yourself about drugs, so you can talk informatively with your children and answer their questions.
     
  • Spend time with your children listening to their concerns and showing how much you love and care for them.
     
  • Recognize that YOU are their most important role model.
     
  • Because peer pressure is a major factor in teen drug use, know your children's friends.
     

For more information please email us at info@carrollsheriff.com