Latest News

Monday December 11th, 2017 - 10:30 am

Barrow County Sheriff's Office shared Westside Middle School's video.

Westside Middle School
What an awesome challenge. Be kind all the time. We appreciate the support our schools give us to gather toys for our community. Go Huskies!!!!!
... See MoreSee Less

The Great Kindness Challenge has been issued to Westside Middle School! Students are challenged to complete random acts of kindness all over campus this week and encouraged to support the Toys for Tots toy drive with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office!

Thursday December 7th, 2017 - 3:11 pm

The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Walton/Barrow Board of Realtors for the generous donaton to our Annual Christmas with a Cop Program. The Board raised over $4,000 dollars for our local children. Our community has shown out this year and helped so much already. ... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriffs Office would like to thank the Walton/Barrow Board of Realtors for the generous donaton to our Annual Christmas with a Cop Program.  The Board raised over $4,000 dollars for our local children.  Our community has shown out this year and helped so much already.

Tuesday December 5th, 2017 - 10:55 am

PSA:

Social media is an interesting thing. It is a way of informing the public and trying to help get information out in a quick manner. No we don't post every five minutes and sometimes we don't have the luxury of posting every detail of our every move. Our Facebook page here is used to inform you who choose to see what we are doing. Some of our posts are bad news and some are good news with some humor thrown in there. Not everyone is going to agree with us and we are smart enough to know we won't make everyone happy. We want our page to show respectful agreements and disagreements.

We realize if you have a personal Facebook page you can post whatever makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. With that said we realize we have thousands of Facebook toughguys and gals that love to hide behind a screen and use foul language and racial slurs of all kinds. I suppose it makes them feel tough but what it shows is their level of thought and ignorance.

We watch what is said and shared. If YOU choose to use racial slurs or foul language you will be DELETED as quick as a key stroke. Yes we know you can create another page and try to troll us and it might work for a while but your ignorance will be shown and DELETED again.

For those who follow us who don't fall into the above category we thank you for your support and we welcome your comments and help to get our information out there.
... See MoreSee Less

Thursday November 30th, 2017 - 4:06 pm

Barrow County Sheriff's Office added 2 new photos. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday November 17th, 2017 - 10:23 am

The Sheriff's Office had a great turnout last night for our local churches. Church staff from area churches were informed how to be proactive and protect themselves and their members.

Our goal is to educate our citizens so in the event they are faced with an active shooter the situation can be stopped or more lives can be saved by trained citizens along with law enforcment.

Thanks to the church leaders that attended. Thank you as well to First Baptist Church of Winder for hosting the training as well.
... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriffs Office had a great turnout last night for our local churches.  Church staff from area churches were informed how to be proactive and protect themselves and their members.  

Our goal is to educate our citizens so in the event they are faced with an active shooter the situation can be stopped or more lives can be saved by trained citizens along with law enforcment.  

Thanks to the church leaders that attended.  Thank you as well to First Baptist Church of Winder for hosting the training as well.

Monday November 13th, 2017 - 10:49 am

SCAM ALERT

We have received several calls about another group of people trying to scam our citizens again.

They are calling from several different numbers with the caller ID sometimes showing Barrow County Sheriff's Office and stating the person needs to pay a fine for missing court or jury duty. They go on the say if you don't pay a warrant will be issued or you will have to come to the jail and be booked in. They even go so far to say they are Sheriff Jud Smith to some callers who question them.

Please understand these people are lazy and would not know work if it laid in their lap. Also please know that the Sheriff's Office will not call you for any payment for anything. We also don't let anyone know thay are wanted by phone.

If you or anyone you know gets a call like this you can simply hang up.
... See MoreSee Less

Friday November 10th, 2017 - 10:20 am

Beginning in the winter quarter of 2018, the B.C.S.O. will be offering a Sheriff’s Office newsletter in an e-mail subscription platform. We hope this newsletter will be a service to the Barrow County community and help our public learn more about your Sheriff’s Office. If you are interested in subscribing, please shoot a quick e-mail to newsletter@barrowsheriff.com and we will put you on the list. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday November 10th, 2017 - 10:02 am

Thank you is all that is needed!!! ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you is all that is needed!!!

Wednesday November 1st, 2017 - 11:17 am

We want to give huge thanks to the Beta Club members of Winder-Barrow High School. All the members made goodie bags for the Sheriff's Office. We are blessed to have the support of these young people. Thanks again to the BETA Club and WBHS for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

We want to give huge thanks to the Beta Club members of Winder-Barrow High School.  All the members made goodie bags for the Sheriffs Office.  We are blessed to have the support of these young people.  Thanks again to the BETA Club and WBHS for your support.

Tuesday October 31st, 2017 - 3:51 pm

Alright in a few hours ghosts, goblins, clowns(Not Cool), and all sorts of characters will be roaming our neighborhoods. Please be mindful of this and aware of your surroundings.

We will have alot of deputies riding through our busy neighborhoods until later tonight. We will also have Probation and other Deputies checking our sex offender locations as well.
We want everyone to have fun and be safe. As a general suggestion the fun starts around 6:00 and ends around 9:00 for most houses.

Oh and remind the kids they owe you the Parent Tax of Reese's Cups, Milk Duds, and Snickers for taking them out tonight.
... See MoreSee Less