Toombs County Sheriff’s office has a force of over twenty patrol deputies that work hard to keep the people of Toombs County safe at all hours of the day or night. They are trained to enforce federal, state, and local laws within their jurisdiction, including traffic laws, county ordinances and departmental procedures and policies. We follow a rank system at the Sheriff’s Office, and Deputies report to a Patrol Sergeant or other high ranking individual in their chain of command.
Deputies are also responsible for responding to emergency calls received by 911 Dispatch, and conduct preliminary inquiries, field interviews, follow-up investigations, residential and commercial security checks, and the securing of crime scenes. While their day to day might consist of answering emergency calls and enforcing traffic citations, the Sheriff’s Office is responsible for the service of civil processes, and can be observed serving those throughout the business day. They also assist other public safety agencies and are typically the first responder on an emergency scene.
Being a Deputy requires certifications in many areas. Some certifications are required by the State of Georgia, while others are typical of the training standards expected by Sheriff Kight. Thanks to our Training Department, our deputies and staff are always being informed of updates.