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A Message from Sheriff Melody M. Maddox

The inmates at the DeKalb County Jail, their loved ones, and our staff of more than 800 can all be confident that every possible directive of public health officials and policies - developed by the agency for such a day as this – is being employed to guide us through this crisis. Together we can endure and continue to thrive in our service to the community.


Our Mission

Our mission at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office is to always demonstrate excellence, accountability and respect in our professional and personal lives. We are part of the community and value their expectations. We will always Respect and honor the rights and Dignity of those we serve.

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    In The News

    Dekalb County Sheriff's Office understands that the agency is a source of information for the public regarding criminal activity in the community. To that end, the Office of Public Information is committed to cooperating with legitimate news media outlets to provide relevant facts that are public record.

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    In The Community

    Our Community Relations outreach programs help us connect our sworn officers, civilian employees and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Reserves Unit officers with the diverse communities we serve through tours, events and partnerships.

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    Since 2008, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office has maintained simultaneous accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), and the American Correctional Association (ACA). The distinctive "TRIPLE CROWN" accreditation status is awarded by the National Sheriffs’ Association. It is held by only 41 of 3,083 sheriff’s offices nationwide.

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    “Achieving these accreditations individually is a daunting task. Acquiring all three at the same time is an extraordinary feat. In fact, the Triple Crown distinction is so rare, that since the establishment of the award in 1993, fewer than 50 sheriffs’ offices have qualified.” - National Sheriffs’ Association