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2018 Citizen’s Law Enforcement Academy

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently completed another successful session of the Citizen's Law Enforcement Academy. More than 30 county residents turned out to participate in this year's academy. This year, sheriff's office staff vowed to make the class more interactive for all attendees. Participants were placed in various roles simulating the duties and responsibilities required of our law enforcement professionals. Students participated in various exercises including simulated 911 tasks, jail cell searches, traffic stops, investigating crime scenes, securing the courts, etc. In addition, students ...Read More

2018 Relay for Life

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office was honored to be a team participant in the 2018 Dawson County Relay for Life Campaign. After several successful fundraisers, the Sheriff’s Office joined other teams at the annual event held at Veteran’s Park on April 27th. Several Sheriff’s Office Members were on hand to enjoy the evening’s festivities in support of this most noble cause. “We want to thank each and every individual who contributed to making this year's Relay a success. To everyone ...Read More

2018 First Annual Sheriff’s Ride to benefit Relay for Life

The Dawson County Sheriff’s Office held its first annual motorcycle Ride for Relay on Saturday April 14, 2018. All proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Campaign.  Over $1,500 was raised during this event. We are thankful to our sponsors (All Cycle, Appalachian Biker Gear, Dawsonville Gun and Pawn, and Appalachian Armory) for their generosity and help in making this a successful event. Various motorcycle clubs represented included the Blue Knights of Ga., the Punishers Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, Heaven’s ...Read More

2017 Kindergarten Round-Up

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office proudly partnered with the Dawson County School System to provide personal safety tips during the 2017 Kindergarten Round-Up. As part of our initiative, over 150 children were finger-printed and photographed as a safety precaution. Sheriff Jeff Johnson, "We hope and pray that this information is never needed, however we understand the realizations of the world we live in. We encourage all parents to be prepared and take any and all precautions to protect their children." ...Read More

Citizens Law Enforcement Academy

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office recently hosted its 2017 Citizens Law Enforcement Academy for county residents who desired to learn more about law enforcement operations within the county. Participants were exposed to all facets and responsibilities that are required of the sheriff and his deputies. Activities included an informative tour of the Detention Center, Communications Center, and Court House. Students participated in a ride along with patrol officers, conducted simulated traffic stops and experienced less lethal force options and deployment ...Read More

Citizen’s Day on the Range

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office is committed to better protecting our community by increasing self-protection and self-awareness programs. Recently, the Sheriff's Office conducted one of its many citizen’s firearms training programs. These programs are designed to increase an individual’s firearms safety, skills and abilities. Sheriff Jeff Johnson believes that the one of the primary roles of any law enforcement agency is to empower it peoples to become self-reliant. "We have to do a better job of using our resources, our ...Read More

Scenario Training

Unfortunately, active shooters have become all too common throughout our country and around the globe. Recently, the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office participated in a mutual aid response to a simulated active shooter drill. Officers were presented with several decision making scenarios involving an officer down, immediate and non-immediate threat assessments, innocent bystanders, and a hostage situation. All designed to challenge an officers training, decision making and proficiency. Sheriff Jeff Johnson is quick to recognize these changing times and responses, “As ...Read More