The Sheriff has the responsibility of protecting life & property and for preservation of the public peace. This includes all law enforcement functions associated with those endeavors.

In addition to providing physical security in the courtrooms and courthouse, the Sheriff must serve as Bailiff to the Superior Court, or designate deputies to serve in that capacity. The Sheriff is charged with serving all court summons and executing all court-ordered levies on property to satisfy judgments in court actions. The Sheriff is also responsible for the transportation of mentally ill residents of the county to mental health emergency receiving facilities.

As the official jailer of the county, the Sheriff is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of all inmates. The courts have established strict guidelines that the Sheriff must follow in providing these things to inmates.

Joey Terrell

Habersham County Sheriff

jterrell@habershamga.com

Administrative Offices located at: 1000 Detention Drive

Clarkesville, GA 30523

Main Number: (706)839-0500

FAX: (706)839-7065

Jail Division  

Captain Les Hendrix

lhendrix@habershamga.com

Court Services Division   

Captain Brian Wright

bwright@habershamga.com

Training Division

Lieutenant Matt Wurtz

mwurtz@habershamga.com

Administrative Assistant:

Cynthia London

email