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287(g) meeting


Date: February 4, 2020

This is public notice that the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will hold the annual 287(g) Steering Committee Meeting on March 31st, 2020 at 9:00am. The meeting will be held at the new Jail Training Center located at the Floyd County Jail, 2526 New Calhoun Hwy, Rome, GA 30161.

The purpose of this meeting is to give citizens of Floyd County an opportunity to meet and discuss with officials regarding the 287(g) program. We want to be transparent regarding implementation and operation of the program in our community. This meeting will allow members of the general public, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and other community stakeholders to voice their opinions and share their knowledge and experience with us.

Attendees will be able to ask questions regarding the program. Those questions must be submitted in writing to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer no later than March 17th, 2020. Please email your questions or concerns to:

Thank you,

Cpl. Anthony Cromer

Law enforcement memorial day proclamation

On May 14, 2019 at the Board of Commissioners Meeting the Floyd County Board of Commissioners issued this proclamation declaring May 17th, 2019 as Peace Officer Memorial Day. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the Floyd County Board of Commissioners for recognizing and honoring the sacrifices that our brothers and sisters in blue have made.

Sheriff’s Office Attacks Scammers with Educational Programs

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office announced today the appointment of John Upton as the agency’s Scam and Fraud Prevention Officer.  Among other duties, Upton will maintain on-line resources to inform the public regarding current scam schemes in the Rome/ Floyd County area.  The Sheriff’s Office will also provide for training of community groups and local businesses in fraud prevention and identification.

“Over the past several years we have worked to educate the public about this ever-evolving criminal activity,” commented Sheriff Burkhalter. “With the appointment of Mr. Upton, we will be able to utilize preventative programs to attack those who intend on preying on our citizens through scams.”

Mr. Upton recently retired from Georgia Highlands College where he served as the Director of Campus Safety.  He is also retired from law enforcement in Texas and New Jersey where he served as the chief administrator of several police and security agencies.  He was formally licensed and certified as a Texas Master Peace Officer and he is a graduate of Rutgers University.

For more information on how you can schedule a fraud prevention and identification program, please contact Mr. Upton at Visit the Sheriff’s Office website at or the office’s Facebook page for additional information about scams.