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Emergency Services

Elbert County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Melvin Andrews

Contact Office: (706) 283-2421

The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office is a full-service law enforcement agency that is honored to serve the men and women of Elbert County. The Elbert County Sheriff’s Office exists to protect life property, maintain peace and order, and to provide law enforcement services. The Sheriff’s Office also places a high value on public safety, awareness and crime prevention.

Mission Statement: We are the duly elected and lawfully commissioned Law Enforcement Officers of Elbert County. We have the duty to preserve the peace and protect the lives, person(s), property, health and morals of the people. We are the keeper of the County’s Jail and we are the arm and the sword of the honorable court.


Elberton Police Department

Chief: Mark Welsh

Contact Department: (706) 213-3130

The Elberton Police Department has approximtately 15 – 20 officers and serves a population of 7,000 – 7,500. Elberton’s Police Department is actively engaged in educational programs, community watch groups and is guided by a philosophy of “community policing.” Officers and departments have good relationships with citizens, reducing crime and making the process of investigating crime much easier. During the 1960s when many communities were experiencing difficulties with integration, Chief George Ward brought on board John Hubbard as the City’s first African American officer. Ward and Hubbard worked together during this difficult time in our country’s history to bring fairness and community policing to every neighborhood in Elberton. Today, Elberton’s Police Department continues to bring our community together and protect residents as well as our many visitors.


Elberton Fire Department

Chief: Henry McCalla

Contact Department: (706) 213-3100

Elberton’s Fire Department is located at the City’s Municipal Government Complex in downtown Elberton and is centrally located to every resident and business in the City. Constant training and state-of-the-art equipment make fast response times possible…usually within minutes to any location in the city of Elberton.


Elbert County Emergency Services

Contact Office: (706) 283-1411

Elbert County Emergency Services is comprised of the following agencies. Elbert County EMS, Elbert County 911, Elbert County Emergency Medical Responders, Elbert County Emergency Management Agency, and Elbert County Coroner.


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