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EMERGENCY SERVICES

CHIEF ANTHONY DAVIS

Emergency: 911

706-376-3111 • 706-856-3213

The Hartwell Police De-

partment is staffed by 24 of-

ficers, two investigators and

an assistant chief.

Chief Anthony Davis

began heading the depart-

ment last year after serving

as a patrol officer, investiga-

tor and captain. Davis gradu-

ated from Columbus State

University Command Col-

lege in 2001. He has served

as an instructor for advanced

Special Weapons and Tactics

schools at the Toccoa Geor-

gia Police Law Enforcement

Training Center. He holds

numerous certifications in-

cluding Georgia P.O.S.T.

From (L-R), Asst. Police Chief Stan

Sayer, Lt. Ed Starks, Sgt. Paul

Agnew, Corp. Rick Carter, Sgt.

Sherrod Blackwell, and Corp. Kay

Ankerich.

Hart County Sheriff’s Office

MIKE CLEVELAND, SHERIFF

706-376-3114

Emergency: 911

sheriff@hartcom.net

The Hart County Sheriff’s

Office includes 32 certified

officers. All officers complete

20-50 hours of continued

education each year, which

includes training in use of

force, firearms qualification

and policy and procedure.

Sheriff Mike Cleveland has

headed the department since

he was sworn into office in

2001. Cleveland says the de-

partment’s first priority is to

serve residents of Hart Coun-

ty by ensuring public safety.

“We try to patrol as much

as possible in order to keep

people safe and have a pres-

ence of law enforcement,”

Cleveland said.

The office’s investigation

team includes investigators

Sherman Payne, Marshall Norton, Chris Carroll and Jo-

seph Haley. The office also uses drug-detection K-9s, Molly

and Chuck, to help take drugs off the streets. Investiga-

tor Haley, is Molly’s handler and Captain Kevin White is

Chuck’s handler.

In addition to regular duties, Cleveland says officers work to promote public safety through

prevention. The office uses the media to encourage residents to be “nosy neighbors” by

agreeing to look after each other’s safety and property. Deputies also work to reduce crime

by holding road checks in neighborhoods recently affected by burglaries and crimes. The Hart

County Sheriff’s Office also handles Metal Recyclers’ Registrations.

Sheriff Mike Cleveland, Deputy Steve

Williams with Sena, Lt. Michael Davis

with Rosie, Investigator Joseph Haley

withMolly, Cap. KevinWhite with Chuck

Firearms instructor, National Rifle Association Firearms in-

structor, GALEFI Firearms instructor and more.

The department regularly participates in the National

Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Click-It or Ticket

program, which encourages residents to wear seat belts.

They also participate in the Governor’s Office of Highway

Safety’s Operation Zero Tolerance program, which seeks to

decrease the incidence of drinking and driving.

Officers are required to re-

ceive 20 hours of continuing

education training each year

in addition to the 20 hours

required to remain certified.

Officers are trained in the

use of firearms, accident in-

vestigation, ethics and new

laws. They also receive ex-

tended training on the use of

force. Investigator Eric Cut-

shall serves as the depart-

ment’s training officer.

The department uses Jus-

tice, narcotics and patrol

K-9. Officer Sharod Black-

well serves as his handler

and trainer.

The Hartwell Police Department