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In Case of Emergency Dial 9-1-1

The non-emergency dispatch number is (706)778-3911. Non-emergency lines are for crimes that require a law enforcement response, but that non-life threatening: loud parties, a group of juveniles loitering in front of your home, etc. All emergency dispatch calls in Habersham County are handled by the Habersham County Emergency 911 Center. In the event of a true emergency, dial 9-1-1 and a deputy will be dispatched to your location. 



1000 Detention Drive

Clarkesville, GA 30523


If you would like to recognize a Habersham County Sheriff's Office Deputy or other staff member who has performed his/her duties in a manner you think is exceptional and reflects favorably upon the individual and the Sheriff's Office, we encourage you to take a moment and tell us about it. Such a positive and appreciative atmosphere improves agency morale and helps all members of the Sheriff's Office work harder to improve their individual performances and the quality of the services they provide to the public.

Correspondence complimenting superior performance by a Habersham County Sheriff's Office employee will be brought to the employee's attention. Additionally, it will be placed in the employee's personnel file. Please share with us your stories and experiences about Habersham County's finest. Write to the Sheriff at the address provided above or send us an email!


The Sheriff's Office feels that any person making a complaint about the agency or its operations is entitled to a response. Communication is vital to good law enforcement services and to develop community cooperation. The Sheriff's Office has a procedure which can be employed by the community to make complaints concerning Department policies, programs and personnel.


Serious complaints, such as criminal misconduct or brutality, are investigated by Internal Affairs. Less serious complaints, such as discourtesy and unprofessional conduct, will normally be investigated by the employee’s supervisor. Complaints may be made in person, by email, or by calling Major Les Hendrix between the hours of 8:30 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) at (706)839-0509 or

All complaints are thoroughly investigated. A detailed report is prepared including statements from the complainant, employee, and all witnesses. The investigative report presents an unbiased account of the circumstances as they actually occurred. Each report is reviewed by the Major for completeness, clarity, and objectivity. The completed report is forwarded to the Sheriff for a final disposition. If the facts show there was employee misconduct, the Sheriff directs the employee’s chain of command to recommend corrective action (discipline/remedial training, etc.).

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