Welcome to the Web site of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.
For those of you visiting this site who do not reside in the metro-Atlanta area, DeKalb County sits just east of Atlanta and includes a portion of the city of Atlanta and eight other municipalities: Avondale Estates, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Lithonia, Pine Lake and Stone Mountain. We are a county of more than 700,000 citizens and are considered one of the most culturally diverse communities in the Southeast. Our agency's mission statement, found within this site, reflects our commitment to service with honor. We are proud to be accredited by the
--Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA)
--National Commission on Correction Health Care (NCCHC)
--and the American Correctional Association (ACA).
In 2008 we earned the "Triple Crown Award" from the National Sheriffs Association for holding all three accreditations simultaneously, which is an accomplishment of only 37 of more than 3,000 Sheriff's Offices nationwide.
We are particularly proud of our Online Judicial System (OJS) link that allows citizens to track the status of inmates in our facility. Also, our VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) link allows victims of crime and others who register for the service to be notified whenever the offender in our facility is being released. You will also find information about the Jail Division quality of life programs within our facility, including GED, work release and job training. We have enjoyed many success stories from each of these endeavors.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office provides security for a state-of-the-art courthouse;and our Court Division, we believe, is a model for agencies to follow. The Field Division, in addition to other law enforcement duties, tracks and maintains the sex offender registry. This registry identifies persons living within close proximity to your residence, business, or schools. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Web site contains a myriad of helpful information,and we urge you to review the site thoroughly. Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.