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HENRY COUNTY

POLICE DEPARTMENT

Request A House/Business Check

This form can be used to request a check of your home or business while you are out of town. These requests are defaulted to a maximum of a 2-week time span. If you desire a house/business check for longer than 2 weeks, you can either submit a new request at the end of the first two week period, or contact the Henry County Police Department directly at: 770-288-8285.

Please provide the following contact information so that we may better serve you. Fields marked with an "*" are required.

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Statistical Information Request Form

If the Crime Mapping Tool did not provide the information you need, you may submit this form for further assistance. Please be aware that requests for certain types of information may require an Open Records request. In the space below, please state the reason and details of your request. You must include at least one address (street numbers, street name, City and Zip) in the area requested or the Land Lot and District as recorded on the County Base Map. This request will be acted on in a timely manner; however, it may be as long as three business days until it is completed. If you come to pick up this report, there will be a .50 cent per page cost. If the information is emailed, then there will be no cost.

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How to file a Complaint on an Officer

The Henry County Police Department takes allegations of employee misconduct very seriously. Employees, who are determined to be guilty of misconduct, are subject to disciplinary action in the form of reprimands, suspensions, termination from employment, and/or criminal prosecution. Therefore, it is important that all complainants and witnesses take the allegations of employee misconduct seriously.

Anyone wishing to file a complaint should do so in person. Complaints can be made with any supervisor at any precinct, or can be made at the watch office or the Internal Affairs Division located at the Henry County Police Department's Headquarters.

However, any citizen, who knowingly makes a false allegation in an official inquiry, such as an internal investigation, may be subject to a Grand Jury indictment and criminal prosecution for:

  • False Statement - O.C.G.A. §16-10-20
  • False Swearing - O.C.G.A. §16-10-71
  • Any other Felony and/or Misdemeanor violation

For the above reasons, we wish to encourage that your written or taped statement be as complete and accurate as possible. Please include all the facts concerning the incident being discussed, even if some of the facts may be embarrassing.

We thank you in advance for cooperating in these investigations, and will make every effort to make a fair and impartial finding.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns in regards to the complaint process, please call (770) 288-8205.

Henry County Police Department provides an online community crime map

The online interactive community crime maps are designed to provide citizens and businesses a view of crime information within the City of Stockbridge and the unincorporated areas of Henry County. We have partnered with MapNimbus.com to provide a user-friendly crime information tool to the public.

Crimes

  • Know what’s happening in your neighborhood
  • Stay informed with EMAIL notifications
  • Look at trends and statistics with user- friendly reporting tools
  • Great tool for neighborhood watch programs.
Please note: Crime data is only available for the past 3 years and there may be a few days delay before current events appear on the map.

Registered Sex Offenders

  • The Henry County Sheriff’s Department maintains a live database and sex offender registry for Henry County.  Questions or concerns relating to sex offenders in Henry County should be directed to the Henry County Sheriff’s Department Sex Offender Unit / Special Investigations at (770) 288-7111.
    Offender information is also available online at:
    http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54581

Henry County Crime Mapping

The Henry County Police Department does not make any warranty, representation or guarantee as to the content, accuracy or completeness of any of the map data. All aspects of the data provided herein are susceptible to a degree of error due to the complexities of the process involved in compiling and mapping the data.

All materials contained on this site are distributed and transmitted AS IS without warranties of any kind, either express or implied including without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall the Henry County Police Department become liable to users of this data for any loss or damages arising from the use, operation or modification of the data. The visual presentation of data is being provided strictly as a courtesy, and not as an obligation.

The mapping site should never be used to attempt to reconstruct Uniform Crime Reporting numbers, other official numbers or to correlate events to a specific location.

Requests for official statistics can be made by downloading and submitting a completed statistical information request form.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is dedicated to empowering women with knowledge to reduce the occurrence of sexual assault crimes. The program provides effective options by teaching women to take an active role in their own self defense and psychological well-being.

The Women’s Self Defense Program is a comprehensive course that begins with classroom instruction in risk awareness, risk reduction, crime prevention strategies, and defensive concepts followed by hands-on training in physical defense techniques. Class instruction and demonstrations will allow you to decrease your vulnerability and give you a new sense of confidence and personal power. Class activities and discussions are designed to help women identify their risks, evaluate their strengths and explore their options for dealing with the threat of sexual violence.

Physical self-defense is most effective when vulnerable areas of the body are targeted. Some of the skills taught will include multiple strikes to vulnerable areas, as well as escapes from choke holds, body grabs, wrist grasps, and defense techniques from the ground. Physical defense techniques that are easily learned, applied, and retained for all age and skill levels are taught. Students have the opportunity to test their new self defense skills in a simulated and controlled environment. The courses are taught by certified self defense instructors and include a take home-reference manual. The program is not a martial arts program.

The Women's Self Defense Program is offered to women 21 years of age and older. Survivors of sexual assault may take the course to help overcome fears and learn to regain control of their lives. As many students have stated "This program is a wise investment of your time."

Consider These Statistics:
  • 90% of self defense is in the prevention of an attack
  • 90% of crime is opportunistic
  • Acts of violence occur every 15 seconds in the United States
  • Six million American women are beaten each year by their husbands or boyfriends and four thousand of those women are killed.

No men other than self defense instructors are permitted to be present during a class. Children, husbands, and boyfriends are not allowed to attend or observe the program.

Many women want to take part in this type of training, but are concerned about the physical aspects of the course. The instructors take into consideration age and physical condition, promoting the safety of all participants. While no one can give you a 100% guarantee that injury will not occur, consider the following:

  • To prepare for a possible assault, the training must be as realistic as possible.
  • It's better to learn your limits and abilities in a controlled environment instead of in an actual assault.
Class Schedule
The Police Department will be offering Women’s Self Defense Classes in 2016. Dates are as follows:
  • March 24 - 26, 2016 (March class is full)
  • June 9 - 11, 2016 (June class is full)
  • September 8 - 10, 2016
  • December 1 - 3, 2016

Please print the application and background consent form and submit in person or by mail to Henry County Police Dept., 108 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy. McDonough, GA 30253.

Classes are open for citizens that live or work in Henry County and are held on Thursday and Friday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Saturday will be a weapons safety class. Students that participate in the range class will be required to purchase a certain type of ammunition for the range weapon. These classes are held at various Police facilities within Henry County.

Entrance Requirements 
Applicants for the Women’s Self Defense Class must meet the following criteria:
  • Minimum age of 21
  • Live/Work in Henry County
  • No prior felony arrests or crimes of moral turpitude
  • No misdemeanor arrests within six months of the application
Selection Procedure

The class is free of charge but students are selected through an application process. The names of the selected candidates are placed in the class until the maximum number is reached. Remaining applicants are then placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is limited to approximately twenty students per session.

For more information or to register for one of these sessions please contact Joni Miller at jmiller@co.henry.ga.us or by phone at 770-288-8285.

Pill Take Back Program

Pill Take Back ProgramResidents may now dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs in special receptacles, in a safe and convenient manner.

Residents may drop off unwanted prescription medication from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (except holidays), at two convenient locations:

Henry County Police Department Headquarters
108 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy
McDonough

Henry County Police Department North Precinct
4545 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge

Drugs will be incinerated along with the police department’s routine disposal of street drugs during the normal course of business.

These receptacles are not for disposing of syringes, illegal controlled substances or liquid prescription medications. If you need to dispose of any liquid medications, please see the person at the front window.

What Every Citizen Should Know

What are gangs?

Gangs are groups of people who form an allegiance for a common purpose and commit violent, unlawful or criminal activities. Today’s street gangs may claim control over a certain territory in their community and create an atmosphere of fear and intimidation there. Gangs are often involved in narcotics, which bring them a profit.

Who Joins Gangs?

Gang members generally range in age from 13-21 years old, but can be as young as 9 years old. Those who join gangs often have low self-esteem, feel unloved at home, do poorly in school and have a hard time making decisions and communicating with others. Many come from single-parent homes. Most gang members are boys, but 10% of all gang members are girls and the number is growing.

Why do Kids Join Gangs?

Kids join for many reasons, and each case is individual. However, reasons include: excitement and fun, a sense of belonging, companionship, peer pressure, attention or status, financial gain, intimidation, protection and a failure to realize what being in a gang means. Living in a gang-infested area or having a family member in a gang increases the possibility of a kid joining one.

What Risk Factors Lead to Gang Membership?

Among the risk factors are: a) lack of adequate community youth support systems and too much unsupervised time, b) poverty, c) lack of self-worth, d) poor decision-making and communication skills, e) domestic violence at home, f) media that glorifies violence, g) parent denial of a gang problem. Gang membership could also be considered a form of survival, if living in a gang-infested community.

What are the Dangers of Being in a Gang?

Gangs often have guns and drugs, exposing kids to the dangers of both. Members can be seriously hurt or killed during gang fights or criminal acts. Gang membership can also hamper education, since schools are viewed negatively by gangs.Extensive police records limit future employment opportunities. Families of gang members also face danger for their own safety from feuding gang members.

How Big is the Problem?

Many experts (and kids themselves) believe the gang problem is growing, with gangs networking across the U.S.A. rather than being confined to certain communities as in the past. And older gang members recruit younger ones to do their criminal acts, including drug trafficking and shootings. The average age of a shooter in a street gang is now 9-11 years old.

How Can I Help?

Stay informed, involved and aware. Help your children choose to refuse gang membership by becoming more involved in their lives, by building their self-esteem at home and by working to combat the gang problem in your community.



SOME COMMON GANG SLANG WORDS
Gang Banger: An active gang member
Home Boy or Home Girl: Gang member
Jump In: Gang initiation
OG: Original gang member
Packing: Gang member with a gun
Rag: Color of a gang member
Shooter: A gang member who uses a gun
Tagger: Someone who uses graffiti
Wannabe: Youngster who wants to be a gang member



Signs of Possible Gang Involvement

  • Sudden poor school grades and disinterest in school
  • Withdrawal from family activities
  • Use of unknown vocabulary (gangs have many slang words)
  • Sudden change in friends
  • Evidence of drug abuse
  • Sudden affluence
  • Use of hand signs
  • Desire for excessive privacy
  • Having a new nickname
  • Developing a bad attitude towards family, school and authorities
  • Purchase or desire to buy clothing of all one color or style
  • Wearing altered headwear (gang members often put gang information on the inside band of ball caps)
  • Changing appearance with special haircuts, eyebrow markings or tattoos
  • Use of gang graffiti on folders, desks, wall and buildings
  • Staying out later than usual


Protect Your Children

For their own safety, tell children:
  • Don’t wear clothing in colors or style that is gang related.
  • Don’t associate or attend parties with gang members or wannabe gang members.
  • Don’t hang out on street corners where gangs are active.
  • Don’t approach individuals in cars who seemingly want information.
  • Don’t take part in writing graffiti or hang around walls marked with it.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Avoid Denial- Many parents refuse to recognize their children’s gang involvement until it is too late. Be alert to signs of possible gang membership.

Say No to Gangs- Develop an anti-gang environment at home. Don’t let children dress in gang-style clothing. Read articles to children about gangs and help them see the natural consequences of actions.

Be a Role Model- Set a good example. Deal with anger in a healthy way, so children learn from you. Limit your intake of alcohol and don’t do other drugs. If you have a problem with drugs, get help. If necessary, work on your own self-esteem or anger control. Keep stress manageable.

Encourage Healthy Activities- Encourage children to be involved in athletics and other health-oriented group activities so they can gain a sense of belonging that way. Take elementary students to college/high schools games to promote an interest in sports. Host gang-free parties for children old enough for them.

Monitor Media- Children on the average see 8,000 murders on TV by the time they are ten years old. Watching violence on TV makes viewers become insensitive to it. Music and video games also glorify violence. Know what your children are seeing, hearing and playing. Say no to violent media.

Teach Good Values and Responsibility- Help children develop respect for each other’s property and pride in their community. Give them responsibility at home and reward them for a job well done. Teach them to set positive goals for themselves, to hold high standards and to prepare for a positive future.

Set limits- Don’t let children stay out late or spend a lot of unsupervised time in the streets. (Most gang members start with curfew violations.) Don’t allow children to write gang names, symbols or any other gang graffiti on their books, papers, clothes, bodies, walls or any other place.

Spend time together- Plan activities the whole family can enjoy. Expose children to different places outside of your neighborhood, such as parks, museums, the beach and the mountains. Let children know you want to be with them.

Communicate- Develop open, frequent communication with your children. Be positive, allow your children to come to you to discuss any topic or problem. Tell your children that you love them. Allow them to express themselves.

Know your Children’s Friends- Know who your children are hanging out with and how they and your children spend their free time. If children choose friends that are mostly from gangs, they are probably involved or will become involved in gangs, too.

Get Involved- Become active in your children’s education and in your community. Organize or join neighborhood watch groups. Discourage gangs from hanging around your area. When incidents occur (i.e.: vandalism, loitering and drug activity) report them to law enforcement officials at once.

Become Informed- Find out about gang and drug activity in your community. Learn how gang members dress, speak and behave. Attend informational meetings and read articles related to gang activity.

Citizen's Police Academy

Henry County Citizen's Police Academy

The Citizen Police Academy is a eleven-week program designed to educate and inform citizens about issues that face law enforcement efforts in the Henry County. Each session consists of eleven consecutive Tuesday night classes and one Saturday class at Henry County Police Department Training facilities. The instruction is comprehensive and each week separate areas of the department are covered.

The goal of the Citizen Police Academy is not only to help local residents better understand police work in their community, but to develop stronger ties between our community and police agencies in an effort to better address crime issues. Community Based Policing is an important and vital aspect of crime control in any community. It is through community cooperation and planning that we can best ensure quality police services in an organized effective crime prevention effort. The Citizen Police Academy is yet another mechanism for local police departments to inform the public of what they do, improve communication, and obtain citizen input, assistance, and support throughout the county.

The instruction provided at the Citizen Police Academy will include topics relevant to Henry County crime problems, such as: crime prevention and community based policing, drugs, gangs, DUI and traffic enforcement, investigations, the Use of Force Model and use of force, firearms safety and the law, and a tour of the Henry County Jail.

How the Citizen Police Academy Benefits Residents:

  • Citizens and police officers have an opportunity to work closely together
  • Open lines of communication between community residents and their police are enhanced
  • Citizens gain the ability to make informed decisions regarding controversial issues faced by their communities
  • Citizen involvement with their local community and police departments is enhanced
  • Citizens gain a better understanding of how their police departments work and develop ways in which the community can better reduce crime
  • Citizens become aware of the problems facing their police departments

We hope the graduates of the Citizen’s Police Academy become more aware and better informed about how the Police Department operates, and will encourage friends, coworkers and families to join the Henry County Police Department in this rewarding program.

Academy Schedule

The Police Department offers two sessions of the Citizens Police Academy per year. The 2016 Spring Session begins on March 8, 2016 and graduates on May 24, 2016. The 2016 Fall Session begins on September 6, 2016 and graduates on November 15, 2016. The classes are held once a week on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Classes are free of charge, but involve a commitment to attend an eleven week session. Students that participate in the range class will be required to purchase a certain type of ammunition for the range weapon. Most of the classes are held at the Henry County Police Department Training Room.

Entrance Requirements

Potential candidates for the Citizen Police Academy must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum age of 21
  • Live/work in Henry County
  • No prior felony arrests or crimes of moral turpitude
  • No misdemeanor arrests within six months of the application
Please print the application and background consent form and submit in person or by mail to Henry County Police Dept., 108 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy. McDonough, GA 30253.

Download and print the application by

clicking here

.

Selection Procedure

Citizen Police Academy students are selected through an application process. The names of the selected candidates are placed in the class until the maximum number is reached. Remaining applicants are then placed on a waiting list. Enrollment is limited to approximately thirty students per session.

For more information on the Citizen's Police Academy, please contact Joni Miller in the Uniform Patrol Division at (770) 288-8285 or by email at jmiller@co.henry.ga.us.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office, together with the Henry County Police Department conducts a 6-hour Gun Safety and Firearms course taught by certified law enforcement instructors from both agencies to allow the citizens of Henry County to utilize the Public Safety Firing Range.

To take part in the Henry County Citizen’s Public Firing Range, participants must be at least 21 years of age (or 18 if active military), be a current resident of Henry County, have no felony convictions, must pass a criminal background check and successfully complete the mandatory six hour Citizens Public Firing Range Safety Course held at the Henry County Sheriff’s Office located at 120 Henry Parkway in McDonough.

On the day of class, participants are to proceed to the Sheriff’s Office at 9am for classroom instruction which will address basic firearms safety, mechanics of shooting and rules of the range. Following a lunch break, participants will reconvene at the Henry County Public Safety Range for hands-on-training with our certified law enforcement instructors.

Participants must bring their own firearm, ammunition, eye and ear protection. NOTE: Do NOT bring your firearm into the Sheriff’s Office – please keep it securely locked inside your vehicle.

Upon completion of the class, a photo ID will be issued. This ID will allow you access to the range on pre-set specified dates and times. This ID must be presented upon each visit to the range and will be valid for one year from issue date.

To enroll in this class, please click on the links for the two required forms, the GCIC Consent form (for permission to conduct the required criminal history check) and the Wavier of Liability form and personally bring them to the Sheriff’s Office Monday-Friday, 8am to 4pm along with 2 forms of ID and your cash payment of $20 that covers the cost of the class, a criminal historybackground check and the photo ID. The photo ID will be valid for one year upon which time it will be necessary to personally renew the ID at the Sheriff's Office for a fee of $20. Please note,class space is limited and is served on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information please contact Sharon Mitchell at the Sheriff’s Office at 770-288-7127 or contact the Police Department at 770-288-8335.

Click here for Range Dates available for those who pass the course.

District 5 Safety & Protection Night

Henry County Public Safety Annex

 

Sergeant James Curtis (Jimmy) Gilbert Sergeant James Curtis (Jimmy) Gilbert
End of Watch: Sunday, May 2, 2004
Age: 41
Tour of Duty: 20 years
Badge Number: 144
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Sunday, May 2, 2004

Sergeant Gilbert was killed when his patrol car struck the back of a tractor trailer that was parked illegally on the shoulder of I-75 at approximately 0600 hours. The incident occurred in the last two hours of his shift. Sergeant Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sergeant Gilbert had served with the Henry County Police Department for 11 years, and had been in law enforcement for a total of 20 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

Sergeant Gilbert was a dedicated officer and a dear friend of the police department. He served the community of Henry County with great strength and honor. His courage and leadership has not been forgotten. Sergeant Gilbert will be sorely missed.

Officer Down Memorial page.


 

Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist Officer Charles Richard Thomas Haist
End of Watch: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 6 years
Badge Number: 110
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Wednesday, February 16, 2005
Suspect Info: Three in custody

Officer "Chuck" Haist was responding to a distress call when his patrol car collided with a pickup truck at approximately 0530 hours on McDonough Hampton Road, near I-75. The impact caused Officer Haist's patrol to overturn and land upside-down.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear. The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to the hospital with injuries.

Three suspects were apprehended in the incident Officer Haist was responding to.

Officer Haist had served with the Henry County Police Department for 2 years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 6 years. He is survived by two young daughters.

Officer Haist was an officer who impacted the police department with his smile and personality. He showed compassion and courage to those around him. He served the Henry County community with dignity and respect. Officer Haist has impacted our lives and will not be forgotten.

Officer Down Memorial page.


 

Officer James Franklin Carter Jr. Officer James Franklin Carter Jr.
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Age: 36
Tour of Duty: 11 years
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

James Franklin Carter Jr., affectionately known as “Jimmy” to his friends and Bubba to his family, was killed in an automobile accident on Tuesday April 20, 2010 while en route to work.  Officer Carter was born on May 10, 1974 and was the proud son of his mother, Jerry and his father James Sr.  Officer Carter grew up in Clayton County, Georgia and graduated from Forest Park HS in 1993.  Although he had two separate college football scholarships, Officer Carter, who was extremely proud of his father's military service, enlisted in the US Army.  Officer Carter served his country in the Army for eight years.  After being honorably discharged, Officer Carter began his career with the Henry County Police Department.  During his eleven year tenure with the department, Officer Carter served as a Field Training Officer, a School Resource Officer, a K-9 Handler, and a detective in the Criminal Investigations Division.  Officer Carter was a dedicated and well-respected officer.  

Officer Carter' leaves behind his parents, two sisters and his two children.  

Officer Jimmy Carter will be missed dearly.


 

Officer James Franklin Carter Jr. Officer Elgin L. Daniel
End of Watch: November 12, 2012
Age: 53
Tour of Duty: 28 years
Cause of Death: Vehicular assault
Date of Incident: November 12, 2012

Police Officer Elgin Daniel was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting a stranded motorist on North Henry Boulevard in Stockbridge. The motorist had run out of gas and was being assisted by Officer Daniel and a roadside assistance worker. As the roadside assistance worker put gas into the car a pickup truck entered the area and struck him and Officer Daniel before fleeing the scene. Both men were transported to a local hospital where Officer Daniel succumbed to his injuries. The roadside assistance worker was seriously injured. The driver who struck them was apprehended later that evening. He was charged with vehicular homicide, serious injury by vehicle, hit and run, and failure to maintain lane. Officer Daniel had served with the Henry County Police Department for two years after retiring as a lieutenant with 26 years of service with the DeKalb County Police Department.

Officer Down Memorial Page

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What area does the Henry County Police Department cover?
Henry County Police Department serves the unincorporated community within the county lines of Henry County, as well as the City of Stockbridge. The cities of McDonough, Hampton and Locust Grove have police departments that serve within their city limits. A mutual aid agreement has been signed between the cities within Henry County, surrounding counties, and Henry County. During times of emergency or request from other agencies, the Henry County Police Department may assist and provide service in other communities, or other agencies may assist and provide services within Henry County.

Certain types of enforcement can and may be handled by other departments within the county, such as burning permits (Fire Dept.), domestic animal concerns (Animal Care & Control) and county code violations (Code Enforcement).