- Criminal Investigations
- Uniformed Patrol
- Detention Center
- Courthouse Security
- School Resource Officers (SRO)
- Traffic Unit
The Criminal Investigations Division is dedicated to investigating felony and misdemeanor crimes that occur within Laurens County and is directed by Cpt. Chris Bracewell and Lt. Gerald Frazier. If you are a victim of a crime and have a question about your case, please contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 478-272-1522.
Incident reports are reviewed and cases requiring follow-up are assigned to a Investigator. The investigator will then contact the crime victim and conduct the appropriate follow-up investigation. This agency works with all local, state, and federal agencies, using every available resource to solve the crime. Once a case is solved and an arrest is made, the case is sent to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution in the Laurens County Superior Court System.
You can Help Us
In the past, the Investigative Division has received crucial information from the public that helped our Investigators solve cases. Your Tip could help solve a Murder, Rape, Theft, Robbery, or help provide some other important information about a case. The information you provide us could be the crucial piece that leads to an arrest and conviction of an offender.
If you would like to provide a Tip, please call the Criminal Investigations Division at 478-272-1522 or click HERE to send a tip.
The Uniform Patrol Division is commanded by Cpt. Brian Scarborough and is responsible for providing primary law enforcement services to the citizens in Laurens County. There is also a Lieutenant, Lt. Justin Shirley, assigned to help command the Uniformed Patrol Division.
Patrol Division provides service to Laurens County 24 hours a day 365 days a year. Deputies assigned to patrol are primarily responsible for responding to 911 calls, patrolling neighborhoods and businesses, as well as providing a visible deterrence to crime in Laurens County.
The Laurens County Detention Center is a 285-bed facility affording housing to individuals both pre-sentence and sentenced. The primary function of the Detention Center is for the receiving, processing, and, housing of individuals charged with a felony and/or misdemeanor criminal violations. Those individuals that are unable to make bond remain in the custody until they appear in court.
The secondary function is the housing of sentenced inmates. Some inmates are sentenced to serve time for misdemeanor offenses (less than 1 year) and remain in the county facility for the duration of their sentence. Inmates that receive a court sentence of more than 1 year are considered inmates of the Georgia Department of Corrections and remain in the county facility until they may be received by a facility of the State of Georgia.
The Laurens County Detention Center is under the supervision of Captain Donella Peacock.
The Warrant Division is supervised by Captain Russell Sheppard. The Warrant/Civil Unit processes, serves and maintains all local warrants and assist other counties with serving their warrants locally.
Courthouse Security is supervised by Captain Brenda Robinson. The Court Security Division provides security for Superior, Juvenile, Probate and Magistrate Courts held at the Laurens County Courthouse.
When you have a case at the Laurens County Courthouse or just visiting, please remember no weapons of any kind are allowed inside the building.
The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office will continue our School Resource Officer Program in a joint partnership with the local Board of Education. My intent as your Sheriff is to provide a safe and proactive learning environment on the Laurens County High School campus' whereby the student body, instructional staff, the public and school administrators will be able to operate in an environment conducive to learning and free of violence and crime. For information concerning our School Resource Officer Program feel free to contact Cpt. Brian Scarborough at 478-272-1522.