The Office

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is the principal law enforcement agency of Burke County, GA, providing service to more than 23,000 residents and hundreds of people who work here every day. The men and women of the Sheriff's Office patrol Georgia's second largest county 24 hours a day seven days a week.

The Sheriff’s Office also investigates crimes, apprehends criminals and provides custody or control for arrested defendants, both pre-trial and sentenced. The Sheriff is responsible for courtroom security, service of civil process, transportation of prisoners and mental patients and service of criminal papers.

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office is a diverse organization of professional men and women. Personnel are assigned to divisions and special units.

Burke County is officially the second largest county in Georgia, although it has the largest area of dry land in the state. Covering 835 square miles, five incorporated municipalities and a busy highway connecting Augusta to Savannah, the Sheriff's Office works with other law enforcement agencies to protect the lives and property of each resident.

The Sheriff's  Office uses community policing as a means to better understand the needs of the residents and create an information exchange corridor, resulting in a level of security that enhances the quality of life in Burke County.

It is the goal of the Sheriff’s Office to establish close relationships with the community through our Community Policing programs and the deputies who staff them.

From educating children in schools about the danger of using illegal drugs through the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program, to providing driver safety education, to coordinating neighborhood watch associations, to speaking at business luncheons, schools and community town hall meetings, Sheriff Williams will work diligently to make our communities safe and to provide a friendly environment for the people his department serves.