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Towns County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,471. Its county seat is Hiawassee.

Area: 172 mi² (445.5 km²)
Founded: 1856
Population: 10,771 (2013)
Unemployment rate: 8.1% (Feb 2015)
Cities: Hiawassee, Young Harris, Georgia
University: Young Harris College

Towns County, GA Offense Statistics
Violent Crime28
Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter0
Rape (revised and legacy definition)0
Robbery1
Aggravated Assault27
Property Crime130
Burglary41
Larceny-theft76
Motor Vehicle Theft13
Arsonnot available
Data Source: FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program – Offenses Known to Law Enforcement by Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Counties, 2015
Note: The data shown in this table does not reflect county totals but are the number of offenses reported by the sheriff’s office or county police department

Towns County Sheriff's Office

In today’s world people often aren’t sure what role the Office of Sheriff plays. This is not surprising considering that the media of today has, for the most part, forgotten the sheriff’s role themselves. They leave people with a distorted view of the Office of Sheriff and its powers, duties, and responsibilities. The Wisconsin Supreme Court, in speaking of the sheriff’s role, said this: “These qualities and characteristics of the office need to be recited not because they are novel, but because they are so old that they are easily forgotten or unappreciated” (Andreski V. Ind. Comm.). The Office of Sheriff in Georgia predates the first Georgia Constitution. One might note that I called it the Office of Sheriff and not Department of Sheriff. The Sheriff is a constitutional officer and, as such, derives his or her powers from Georgia’s Constitution as well as common law (Elder V. Camp, Hannah V. State). The Sheriff’s Office is an arm of the state (Greech V. Clayton County, Ga.) and not a department of the county government. Sheriffs and their deputies have statewide jurisdiction. Sheriffs are elected to their office and because of the elected nature of that office they are directly accountable to the citizens they serve. Our nation’s founders wrote in the Declaration of Independence that “all true forms of government derive their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Because of their elected nature, sheriffs answer directly to “we, the people.” This, in my opinion, is a great example of the very form of government we founded our nation upon. All of Georgia’s 159 counties have an Office of Sheriff as a requirement of the Georgia Constitution (Ga. Const. Art. 9, Section 1, Para. 3). The sheriff is required by law to operate the county jail, as well as provide security for the courts and serve writs, warrants, precepts, and processes of the courts. The Sheriff is charged with preserving the peace and protecting the lives, persons, and property of the citizens within the county. It was the intent of the Georgia General Assembly that the Office of Sheriff be the basic law enforcement office of this state (Veit V. State). In his Treatise on the Law of Sheriffs, Anderson wrote, “the sheriff represents the sovereignty of the state and has no superior in his county.” He went on to say that when a situation arises “it becomes the sheriff’s right and it is his duty to determine what the public safety and tranquility demand and to act accordingly” (Vol. 1, Section 6, p.5.). While sheriffs have the same jurisdiction within the municipality as they do in the un-incorporated areas of the county, typically calls of service within municipalities which have police departments are handled by the police department. The sheriff is, however, required by Georgia statue to provide the same services within the municipality as he or she does in the un-incorporated areas of the county (O.C.G.A. 15-16-10). While it has been common place in times dating back to the Magna Carta that the sheriff was the chief law enforcement officer (Pollock and Maitland 582), I often remind deputies that the purpose of enforcing the law is to fulfill the duty of “preserving the peace and protecting the lives, persons, and property, of the citizens.” It is, in my opinion, much easier for sheriffs, due to their elected nature, to remember this truth. It is our job to protect and not harm our citizens.