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The Sheriff’s Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, however, administrative and detective personnel primarily work weekdays during normal business hours.
805 Proffesional Blvd,
Dalton, GA 30720
Please read the following before proceeding to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Page via the link at the bottom.
In accordance with O.C.G.A. 42-1-12, the Georgia Crime Information Center, a division of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, is required to act as the repository for registration information concerning those persons convicted of a sex crime who reside within the state of Georgia. (Note: This law was amended during the 1998 Legislative Session by Senate Bill 39.) The information that is presented in this website is compiled from information gathered through registration of convicted sex offenders as defined herein and information obtained from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation which is obtained from documents submitted by the Georgia Department of Corrections, the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles, and/or any other agency or department as set forth by statute.
The offender must be convicted of a crime that is by its nature a sexual offense, such as:
O.C.G.A. 16-6-1 Rape
O.C.G.A. 16-6-2 Sodomy; Aggravated Sodomy
O.C.G.A. 16-6-3 Statutory Rape
O.C.G.A. 16-6-4 Child Molestation; Aggravated Child Molestation
O.C.G.A. 16-6-5 Enticing a child for indecent purposes
O.C.G.A. 16-6-22.2 Aggravated Sexual Battery
In relation to crimes where the victim is a minor, O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 includes the following offenses under (a)(4)(A):
(i) Kidnapping of a minor, except by a parent
(ii) False imprisonment of a minor except by a parent
(iii) Criminal sexual contact toward a minor
(iv) Solicitation of a minor to engage in sexual contact
(v) Use of a minor in sexual performance
(vi) Solicitation of a minor to practice prostitution
(vii) Any conduct that by its nature is a sexual offense against a minor
If an offender who is registered in another state moves to Georgia, the offender is required to register in the state of Georgia.
O.C.G.A. 42-1-12 (i)(3) states “the Georgia Bureau of Investigation or any sheriff maintaining records required under this code section shall release relevant information collected under this code section that is necessary to protect the public.” However, due to the fact this information is continually changing, the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office makes no expressed or implied guarantee concerning the accuracy of this information.
Step 2-Use the Filter in the top-left corner of the map. If searching for an incident report, select the “Incident” check box. If searching for an accident report, select the “Accident” check box. If searching for an arrest report, select the “Arrests” check box. Step 3-Choose search date and option. “Date Occurred” is the date that the incident occurred. “Date Reported” is the date the incident was reported to the Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office. Dates must be entered in a MM/DD/YYYY format. Step 4-Choose the appropriate date option in the “Date” drop box. Step 6-Accident and Incident report numbers follow a specific format of year and case number. For instance, an incident report filed in the year 2011 would follow the format of “201101234”. There are no dashes or separations in the case number, and all case numbers are comprised of nine digits.
State and local background checks are conducted at the Whitfield County Sheriff`s Office Records Department Monday through Friday, 8:00am until 4:30pm. To request a background check, you will need to bring a valid driver`s license or other identification. The fee for a background check is ten dollars ($10) and the only form of payment accepted is cash.
Citations issued by Officers of the Whitfield County Sheriff`s Office, as well as those issued by Georgia State Patrol, are paid at Whitfield County Probate Court, (706)275-7400, located at the main Whitfield County Courthouse, located at 205 North Selvidge St. Dalton, Georgia. Citations issued from other municipalities within Whitfield County are paid at the municipality of that city.
Firearm permits can be obtain at Probate Court, located at the Whitfield County Courthouse, 205 North Selvidge Street in Dalton.
Contact the Civil Section of the Sheriff`s Office at (706) 876-1497.
The fee is $50.00 and we accept money orders, cashier checks, and cash. (Cash will only be accepted in person.)
Contact Magistrate Court at (706) 278-5052.
A twenty dollar ($20) fee is charged for all bonds. To post bail for an inmate, cash, property, or a bonding agency can be used. To use property, individuals must present a statement from the tax office, and personal identification.
When an individual is arrested for a criminal charge (not probation violation/ bench warrant/ bondsman off bond/ticket), that individual is required to go before a Magistrate Court judge within 48 hours of their booking, which is referred to as first appearance/bond hearing. The purpose of the First Appearance hearing is to let the inmate know what they have been charged with, answer any questions from the judge, and to give the inmate access to an attorney (Public Defender) or the ability to request a form for a Public Defender (on the weekends), and most importantly notify them of their rights. The judge may or may not set a bond depending on the charge or whether or not that person qualifies to receive a bond. First Appearance hearing are generally conducted via video, with the judge at Magistrate Court and the inmate located in jail in a multi-purpose room. The hearings are held every day with the exceptions of Sunday and county holidays. They are generally held at 2:00pm, but can (at the judge’s discretion) be held at a different time. The public can view the First Appearance hearing from the courtroom located at the 24 hour entrance (Central Control).