Henry County Police Department
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).
Where is the Henry County
Police Department Located?
Headquarters (South Precinct)
108 S. Zack Hinton Pkwy.
McDonough, GA 30253
4545 North Henry Blvd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
Fairview Watch Office
2822 E. Atlanta Rd.
Stockbridge, GA 30281
How can I file a Report?
- Contact the police department in the city or county where
the crime occurred. Talk to a police officer as soon as
possible after the crime took place or as soon as you discover
that a crime has occurred so your memory of the incident
and individuals involved is fresh.
- Know that you can file a police report at the Watch Office
in the local police station; by telephone, 770-288-8328
or 770-288-8210 between the hours of 8:00 am – 3:30
pm Monday-Friday; or ask for an officer to come to your
home, if you reside in Henry County. Be prepared to answer
questions such as the type of crime that transpired, items
missing or damaged, name of the person who committed the
crime (if known) and a description of the suspect along
with his address and vehicle type (if known). Also give
your contact information so the officer can follow up with
you on the case.
- Receive a case number for your police report. Refer to
the number when you want an update on your case and if you'd
like a copy of the police report.
- Understand that there is no fee to file a police report.
However, some reports may not be released or there may be
a fee to get a copy of the police report. Please call 770-288-8278
to inquire on a report.
Tips & Warnings
- The Henry County Police Department encourages all residents to use a free online system that will help keep track of valuable --- and invaluable --- personal property. “ReportIt” is a free, secure online service allowing citizens to record serial numbers and upload images for phones, electronics, andother valuables. In the event of theft, fire, or any other event resulting in loss of valuables, having this information will go a long way in accurately and quickly identifying your property. Citizens can access the site at:
- Never file a false police report. This is considered a
crime that is punishable under the law.
How do I obtain a copy of
an accident or incident report?
An incident report or accident report
may be obtained in person from the Records Unit for $5.00.
Please allow 3 business days (or 72 hours) from the date the
report was filed before a request for a copy of the report
is made. For your convience, accidents reports can be ordered online (for a fee) through BuyCrash.com at: https://www.buycrash.com/en
Family Violence Reports cannot be
obtained unless an arrest has been made and then only the
victim or aggressor will have the rights to the report. Accident
reports can only be obtained by the vehicle owners or insurance
companies involved in the accident. Incident and accident
reports are not currently available online.
To request a report by mail, send
$5.00 (cashiers check or money order payable to the Henry
County Police Department) along with the case number and your
name and a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Henry County Police Department
108 South Zack Hinton Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
How can I get information
about Crime Prevention and Neighborhood Watch Programs?
Please contact our COPS unit
for further information at (770) 288-8275.
How do I file a complaint
on an officer?
If you have had a positive experience with the Henry County Police Department or have recently observed a member of the Henry County Police Department who you feel is worthy of a compliment, we would like to hear from you. Instructions on filing a complaint on an officer can be found here.
How do I get an Alcohol Permit?
Alcohol work permits are available from the police
department Tuesday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 11:00
am and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm. There is a $25.00 administrative
background investigation fee for the work permit. A $10.00
fee is required for the issuance of a badge.
How do I check on the investigative
status of my case?
If your report has been assigned to a detective you
will be contacted within a few days of filing the report.
If you have not heard from a detective and you need to talk
to one, you can call (770) 288-8299 to speak to someone in
the Criminal Investigation
What employment opportunities
are available with the Henry County Police Department?
Employment opportunities with this department can
be found here.
How can I keep up with crime around my neighborhood/work/child’s school?
There are several ways to keep up with Crime in area. One of the easiest ways to keep up with crime is by following the Henry County Police Department on one of our social networking sites where we post BOLOs and other important information. The Henry County Police Department has also partnered with MapNimbus.com to provide a user-friendly interactive community crime map to the public, that covers areas within the City of Stockbridge and unincorporated of Henry County.
How can I submit an anonymous tip?
Based on the crime you are reporting there are several ways to submit an anonymous tip, you can submit a tip online at :
Or you may leave at message on one of the Hot lines listed below:
Crime Tip Hot line - 770-288-8477
Narcotics Hot line - 770-288-6272
Gang Hotline - 770-288-8305
For emergencies or to report a crime in progress please call 911.
How can I obtain my property?
Call (770) 288-8312 to speak with a Property &
Evidence Technician to ensure the evidence/property is returnable.
The Property & Evidence Department is located at 108 S.
Zack Hinton Pkwy. McDonough, GA 30253 and can be accessed
from the back right corner of the Police Department. Please
make sure to bring proper identification and proof of ownership
of the property you are requesting be released.
Does Henry County Police
Department allow citizens to ride along with an officer?
Henry County Police Department does not allow citizens to
ride along with patrol officers.
How do I find out where my
impounded vehicle is located?
Henry County Police Department utilizes Swanson’s Wrecker
Service and Elkins Wrecker Service. If your vehicle was impounded
north of Jonesboro Road, you should first check with Swanson’s
Wrecker Service: phone (770) 320-7912 or (770) 474-7955. If
your vehicle was impounded south of Jonesboro Road, you should
first check with Elkins Wrecker Service: phone: (770) 957-3911.