Departmental Philosophy

Department Purpose

The primary purpose of the Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional law enforcement services to all. To attain this, the Department enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limitations of Sheriffs’ authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.

The Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without supportive input from the citizens it serves. The Sheriff’s Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to decrease the opportunities for crime and to facilitate the maximum use of resources.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is to work collectively with our community in order to keep our citizens safe and free of crime by upholding the ideals outlined in the Constitution of the United States of America in a fair and respectful way.

Vision Statement

The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office is committed to ensuring the safety of our citizens by working collaboratively with the community in a professional manner. With Deputies and citizens working together, we can help create a better Paulding County. With integrity being one of our most important beliefs, we can strive to create an environment for families to live and prosper for years to come.

Core Values

  • Respect- Admiration of someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements
  • Fairness- Treating people in a way that does not favor some over others
  • Integrity- Adhering to moral and ethical principles at all times
  • Professionalism- Taking pride in our actions, duties, development, and appearance