Distracted Driving Awareness Month

According to the National Safety Council More than 40,000 people were killed on our nation's roadways last year, and distracted driving is a major contributor. What is Distracted Driving? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration define distracted driving as any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation...



New Badge

History of the Sheriff 600 B.C. Book of Daniel Sheriffs were summoned, along with princesses, the governors, the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, and all the rulers of the provinces, at the dedication of the golden image by King Nebuchadnezzar. America’s First Sheriff 1634 – 1st American County was established in the Shire of Northampton in the colony of Virginia. The shire appointed Captain William Stone who is believed to be the first Sheriff in...



Going Behind the Badge

Throughout the year we will recognize the men and women of Crisp County Sheriff’s Office who bravely serve behind the badge every day. Through the use of social media, photos, and videos we will provide insight on the Deputies that protect and serve Crisp County. Our hope is that this campaign will help form even stronger relationships between the agency and community. We will be updating this blog post throughout the year as we recognize our Deputies. Going Behind the Badge Post...



Beyond 911: Other N-1-1 Special Service Numbers you should know

The N-1-1 codes are part of the North American Numbering Plan, a protocol that informs the assignment of phone numbers across the continent. As part of this plan, N-1-1 numbers are special short codes made to provide quick access to local services. 211 United Way- 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information help line and website that connects people from all communities and of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a...



Stay Safe This New Year's!

Happy New Year’s: New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Here are a few safety tips to ensure that you’re safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight ringing in the New Year. New Year’s Eve don’t drink and drive. New Year’s Day is the 2nd most deadly day for drivers. Designate a Driver: Don’t Drink and Drive. Be Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and how others...



Holiday Safety Tips

Outdoor Christmas Decoration Safety • Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations used for outdoor decorating are marked for outdoor use. • Match power needs (amperage) of electrical products with amperage rating of extension cords. • Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). If circuits are not GFCI-protected, portable outdoor GFCIs can be purchased where electrical supplies are...



Fight Identity Theft

In 2016 15.4 Million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft. Identity theft is a serious crime that appears to be growing rapidly in today’s time. Simply put identity theft occurs when someone uses information about you without your consent. Information used could be name, address, credit card account numbers, bank account numbers, medical insurance account numbers, and your social security number. Below are some tips to help you combat against methods used for identity...



One touch can KILL

Around June 2017 Georgia was hit with two new confirmed potent strains of fentanyl ACRYLFENTANYL and TETRAHYDROFUREON. (Gray Death) ACRYLFENTANYL has been linked to at least 44 overdose deaths in Cook County, Illinois this year alone. How potent is it? Touching, I repeat TOUCHING any form of fentanyl or fentanyl residue could result in a life threatening overdoes. TRACE amount that are the size of one grain can KILL. With buyer’s safety not being a prevalent concern and fentanyl...