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Jail Fire Emergency Response Drill Held at the Floyd County Jail


With his supply of air quickly diminishing, a Floyd County deputy feverishly tried to open a door to the outside as smoke filled up C-block on Friday afternoon, but his radio was not transmitting to a deputy in the tower to open the doors.

Part of the scenario was just a drill but part of it was real and unexpected during a training exercise conducted at the Floyd County Jail. Continue Reading

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Assists in Chattooga County Search for Missing Elderly Woman
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January 31, 2012

On Sunday, January 29, 2012 Sheriff John Everett of Chattooga County requested assistance in the search of an elderly Chattooga County Woman who had been reported missing in an area just off Haywood Valley Road close to the Chattooga County- Floyd County Line.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Community Posse responded with a search crew which included horseback patrol and a helicopter to assist The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and The Chattooga County EMA. Continue Reading

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Completes National Accreditation Assessment
Sheriff Burkhalter accepts the CALEA Certification

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office sought and received National Accreditation and was recognized for excellence by being placed in the top 3 percent of law enforcement agencies “Nationally”.

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter completed National Accreditation verification last week in Colorado Springs, Colorado, accompanied by Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Accreditation Manager, Sgt. Nathan Blanton, Together they met with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®), who examined all aspects of the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office policy, procedures, management, operations, and support services. Continue Reading

Deputy Jeff Black, Named Employee of the Quarter, Third Quarter, 2011
Deputy Jeff Black

Dep. Jeff Black was named Employee of the Quarter ending September 30, 2011.

“Dep. Black always goes above and beyond, and leads by example, His attitude makes every employee ready to go to work.” Dep. Black is noted as a person who demonstrates exceptional dedication and initiative.

“Deputy Black fosters collaboration, communication and cooperation among his peers, management staff and constituents by sheer force of his personality.” Continue Reading

Free Child Identification Kit Processing
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As a part of the Sheriff’s Youth Initiative Program, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office along with the C.H.I.P.S. PROGRAM, will be administering a FREE fingerprint and child identification session during the annual Noon Optimist Pancake Breakfast.

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