We are proud of our accomplishments

With the support of our community we are building on a tradition

Sheriff Alfonzo Williams

Dedicated, well trained deputies

Our daily mission is to reduce burglaries, reduce violent crimes and curb gang activity. To be successful, we
depend on dedicated well-trained deputies and staff members. With ongoing support from our community we can work together to achieve these goals.

Community Policing:
we must all work together

"One of the most endearing images of American policing is that of the traditional foot patrol officer
walking a beat and twirling a night stick. The image is powerful because it represents an era in policing when police officers were the fabric of the community they served." You're not likely to see deputies walking a beat, but Sheriff Williams is determined to get the community involved.

Burke Sheriff's Office
Earns State Certification

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is now an officially accredited Sheriff's Office by the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police. Sheriff Alfonzo Williams and his team have been working towards State Law Enforcement Certification for the past two years. To accomplish this goal, the Sheriff's Office was required to show proficiency in 129 state law enforcement standards according to Burke County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard.

Certification is a progressive and time-proven way of helping law enforcement agencies calculate and improve their overall performances. The foundation of certification lies in the promulgation of standards containing a clear statement of professional objectives. Participating agencies conduct a thorough self-analysis to determine how existing operations can be adapted to meet these objectives. When the procedures are in place, a team of trained assessors verifies that applicable standards have been successfully implemented.


About Your Sheriff's Office

The Burke County Sheriff's Office is a diverse organization of professional men and women dedicated to protecting the lives and property of the people they serve on a daily basis.

The 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.

It is the goal of the Sheriff's Office to establish close relationships with the community through Community Policing programs and the deputies who staff them. From educating children in schools about the dangers of using illegal drugs and the importance of making right choices and staying safe through the C.H.A.M.P.S. Program (Choosing Healthy Activities and Methods Promoting Safety), we will also aim to provide driver safety education, coordinate neighborhood watch associations and speak at business luncheons, schools and community town hall meetings. Sheriff Alfonzo Williams works diligently to make our communities safe and to provide a friendly environment for the people his department serves.

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Get Involved in Keeping Our County Safe

Confidential Crime Tip

You may have information that will help the Burke County Sheriff solve a crime, save a person's life or simply make our county a safer and more enjoyable place to live. Get involved. Take the time to fill out and submit this form so we can address the problems in your area.

Confidential Drug Tip

If your neighborhood is experiencing drug activity, you can provide us with a variety of information. Use our confidential drug tip form to provide us with the description of drug dealers, location of drug activity and any suspicious vehicles.

Missing Persons

Every missing person is somebody's child. Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams urges you contact us with any information you might have. Families are suffering every day because their loved ones are missing. If you can help, please do.

Public safety top priority

Public safety is crucial to the overall health and prosperity of our community and Sheriff Williams will work diligently to assure the safety and well-being of the 23,000 people who call Burke County home and our deputies who protect them.


Sheriff Alfonzo Williams believes strongly in giving back to the community that gave so much to him as a child and young man growing up.
One of the hallmarks of his administration is service to the community, from an annual Easter egg hunt to a day with the sheriff to Stuff the Bus
to building a new home for a local family in need. Sheriff Williams and his staff are dedicated to community involvement.



We've started a fund-raising effort to help build an ADA compliant house for Christopher Grubisa and his family. Learn more about this brave young man and why we are helping. CLICK HERE

deputies in the community

This program introduces deputies at events in various communities where residents are invited to enjoy fun, food, music and games while meeting the deputies and the agency's K-9.

stuff the bus

In conjunction with the United Way of the CSRA, Sheriff Williams and his community-minded deputies and staff collect school supplies for the less fortunate in Burke County.

a day with the sheriff

Students from schools in Burke County are invited to the law enforcement center to spend a day with the sheriff and his deputies and staff. Each student gets a deputy buddy for the day.

Explorer post 225

Are you in High School? Looking for something fun and exciting to do? Want to learn about law enforcement, personal responsibility, and be better prepared for the future? Contact us to become a BCSO Law Enforcement Explorer.

deputies save christmas

In four patrol cars carrying Santa and Mrs. Claus, Burke County deputies delivered presents and a Christmas meal to a local family that lost everything when a storm spawned by Hurricane Irma destroyed their home and hope for Christmas.

Dogs, Deputies, Ice Cream

Sheriff Williams invited the entire community to join him and his deputies for hot dogs and ice cream in a summer event in Waynesboro. The event was designed to help the community and the deputies get to know each other

Easter Eggstravaganza

This annual event is an awesome day of fun and fellowship for the sheriff's office, children, parents and grandparents of Burke County along with the Easter Bunny! Plans are already being made for Eggstravaganza III.

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225 Hwy. 24 South
Waynesboro, GA 30830

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