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Decatur County, Georgia
P.O. Box 726
Bainbridge, Georgia 39818
Phone: 1-229-248-3030
Fax: 1-229-246-2062

Email us: leslie@decaturcountyga.gov

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Located on Spring Creek Road in Bainbridge, Ga.

Sheriff Wiley Griffin

Undersheriff: Major Wendell Cofer

Chief Investigator, CID: Captain Chip Nix

Crime Scene Unit Leader: Capt. Gale Bowyer

Sheriff's Administrative Assistant: Capt. Elizabeth Croley

Phone 229-248-3044, or 911 for Emergencies

Link to Sheriff's Office Web site: http://decaturso.com/

Decatur County Jail, Administrator Captain Donna Thompson phone 229-248-3049 or 248-3050, Fax 229-248-3850

A county-wide Nuisance Ordinance was adopted at the special-called April 21, meeting of the Board of Commissioners. The county's Code Enforcement Officer is Sgt. David Ellis 400-8042 and the Animal Control Officer is Chris Sapp, 220-5808, whose positions have been transferred to Decatur County Sheriff's Office under the supervision of Lt. Rick Ashley. To report possible violations of either the county's Nuisance Ordinance or the Animal Control Ordinance , call the Sheriff"s Office at 229-248-3044, or for emergencies, call 911.


Bainbridge Public Safety, Patrol/Police Division, 1707 Shotwell St., non-emergency phone 229-248-2038. Emergency - 911. Director: Police Chief Larry Funderburke. Fire Division Director: Fire Chief Dennis Mock, phone 229-248-2032. Emergency - 911.

Georgia State Patrol Office serving Decatur, Seminole, Early and Miller counties is now located in Colquitt, Ga., phone 229-758-2651. GSP Thomasville Post, (serving Mitchell, Grady, Thomas and Colquitt counties), phone 229-225-4000, Georgia Department of Public Safety Web site.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Thomasville Office, phone 229-225-4090, GBI Web site.

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Thomasville Regional Office located at 2012 E. Pinetree Blvd., mailing address P.O. Box 5886, Thomasville, GA 31758-5886. Office hours 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m., phone 229-226-0626, fax 229-227-3644. If no answer, dial 404-679-9000. Click here for more FBI Atlanta Division listings.

U.S. Marshals Service, Web site usmarshals.gov, Macon Office phone 478-752-8280; Albany Office phone 229-430-8436; Thomasville Office phone 229-226-2314.

Georgia Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division, phone 229-430-4252, fax 229-430-4221.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Response Center, Oil and Toxic Chemical Spills: 1-800-424-8802 or 202-267-2675. EPA Web site. Regional EPA Emergency Operations Center: phone 404-562-8700. The spill hotlines are for emergencies ONLY, including threats to human health, aquatic or amphibious animals, drinking water and public safety.




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The Board of Commissioners meet twice a month, the second Tuesday at 9 a.m. and on the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The next meeting of the Decatur County Board of Commissioners is Tuesday, April  14, 2015 at 9:00 AM in the Administration Building.


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