The Georgia Sheriffs' Association is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to start the process for suspending Clayton County's sheriff-elect, who won election despite being under indictment, but recent history shows Georgia governors don't like to get involved in such cases.
Georgia sheriffs are working to reduce the number of traffic crashes involving officers responding to emergency calls. So their state association bought two high-tech simulators and state training officials are developing a new program to reinforce driving skills and safety.
A group of Georgia sheriffs departments will soon have access to a central database of each other’s incident reports, jail records and other data. The idea is to share information to cut down on constant calls back and forth and mailing warrants and other documents.