Robert Davis

Criminal Investigations Division
Title: Major
Phone: (770) 443-3015
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Paulding County Service

Major Robert J. Davis is currently our longest consecutive serving employee. Like most everyone at the Sheriff’s Office, he began his career as a Jailer, having been hired by Sheriff W.L. “Bill” Forsyth in 1988.


- Jailer
- Uniform Patrol Deputy
- Sheriff’s Narcotics Agent
- Task Force Agent, Tallapoosa Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force/Haralson Paulding Drug Task Force
- Captain, Criminal Investigations Division
- Major, Criminal Investigations Division


- Jail Officer Certification – Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC)
- Basic Law Enforcement Certification – Floyd College Police Academy
- Selected for the committee to develop PCSO’s first written policy and procedure manual
- As a Task Force Agent, participated in the DTF’s first methamphetamine lab response team
- Participated as part of an ID Team, conducting surveillance and security operations during the 2004
G8 Summit of world leaders at St. Simons Island, Jekyll & Tybee Islands and Brunswick, Georgia
- Standardized case reporting procedure for Criminal Investigations
- “Camera Connect” portal for citizens and businesses to supply detectives with security videos
- Continued policy and procedure development & revision for the Sheriff’s Office


In his career, Major Davis has received advanced training in a number of areas, including:- Supervision Levels 1, 2, 3; P.O.S.T.
- Management Levels 1, 2, 3; P.O.S.T.
- Criminal Investigations Management; PATC
Advanced Leadership; Guardian Leadership
- Homicide Investigations/Major Case Investigations; Atlanta Police/PATC/GBI
- Crime Scene Processing/ Forensic Pathology; GPSTC/PATC
- Georgia At-Risk Adult Crimes certification; P.O.S.T.
- Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certification; GPSTC
- Field Training Officer certification; P.O.S.T. 
- Senior Deputy Certification; Georgia Sheriff’s Association/P.O.S.T. 
High Risk Warrant Service/Drug Sting Operations training; GPSTC
- Search and Seizure for Law Enforcement/ Search Warrants and Affidavits; GPSTC
- Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Surveillance certifications; National Intelligence Academy
- Clandestine Lab and Hazardous Materials Certification; Reinhardt University
- Hazardous Materials Site Safety Officer Training; GPSTC

Community Service

- Participation in the Paulding in Cops for Kids Christmas shopping program
- Served on the Cops for Kids advisory board
- Served on the Shepherd’s Rest Women’s Shelter advisory board-
- Paulding Faith & Blue Events


- Georgia Sheriff’s Association, Honorary Member
- Peace Officers Association of Georgia, Honorary Member

 Favorite quote:

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.” – Benjamin Franklin


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