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Floyd Against Drugs and Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Partner for Annual Drug Drop Off Event

Floyd Against Drugs (FAD) and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting the annual drug drop off event at the Floyd County Jail on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am- 12pm.  Members of the Knights of Columbus have also offered to lend a hand to help the drive-up drop off line move smoothly.


“This annual event is vital to the Floyd Against Drugs mission,” stated Catherine Fricks, FAD board member.  “Statistics show that medications are the leading cause of child poisoning. Offering a safe way to dispose of medications helps keep the children of Rome/ Floyd County safe.”


The drug drop off event will allow the public to properly dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications to keep them out of the wrong hands and local waterways.  The drugs will be incinerated on site in the lower parking lot of the jail.  The public is asked to bring prescription and over-the-counter drugs in a bag or other disposable container to drop off.


“The importance of the drug drop off event is accentuated when you think about the opioid epidemic our country is facing,” commented Sergeant Carrie Edge, Public Information Officer. “The vast majority of people who abuse medications, such as opioids, get their first exposure using other people’s prescriptions. This is one more reason to take full advantage of the event.”


The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office is a state prescription drug disposal location.  If you are unable to make the event, drugs can be disposed of any day in the designated drop box in the Bonding Lobby.


“We hope the public understands the dangers of keeping expired or unused prescription drugs around the house,” commented Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell. “We encourage the public to partner with FAD and the Sheriff’s Office in the proper disposal of controlled and over-the-counter substances.”


Drug disposal locations can be found by visit or contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-291-4111. For more information about Floyd Against Drugs or the drug drop event, visit



On August 27th, 2016 at 7pm, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office C.HA.M.P.S. Program will host an old fashioned Red Back Hymnal benefit singing.  The benefit, sponsored by Shorter Avenue Baptist Church, will benefit C.H.A.M.P.S.

C.H.A.M.P.S. is a prevention-based program for 7th grade students which has been offered in Floyd County since 2005.  A partnership between four county schools, Darlington School, Georgia School for the Deaf and Unity Christian School, the C.H.A.M.P.S. curriculum educates youth about topics such as bullying, choices and consequences, internet safety, gangs, peer pressure, methamphetamine, alcohol and tobacco.

“There will be no ‘special’ groups coming in,” said Deputy Anna Banks C.H.A.M.P.S. Instructor, “but rather several different families and some church choirs. Some of the groups will come from as far away as Loganville, Georgia.”

The singing which will be held at Shorter Avenue Baptist Church located at 1410 Shorter Avenue in Rome is free and open to the public.   A love offering will be accepted at the benefit.  All proceeds will go to provide the C.H.A.M.P.S. Program with much needed materials and supplies for the 2016-2017 school year.  For more information contact Deputy Banks at 706-291-4111 ext. 8871.



Each year the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office reaches out to the community, knowing that countless people are experiencing hardships during the Christmas Season.  The Sheriff Santa offers the opportunity for children to receive toys and other needful things such as coats, clothing or shoes as items are available or funds permit.

This year we will raffle a complete COACH BAG ENSEMBLE which includes:  Purse, wallet, sunglasses, umbrella, wristlet, cross-body purse and gloves; a  Samsung Galaxy Tab® 3 7.0 ; AND Swift Stream RC Z-9 Camera Drone w/ Built-In Wi-Fi – WhiteDrone.  This means you have 3 opportunities to win!

The drawing will be MONDAY,  DECEMBER 14, 2015 so hurry in to the lobby of the Jail to purchase your ticket.  For more information about the raffle inquire within the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office at 706-291-4111, ask for Mechelle Cliatt.  TICKETS are 1 FOR $5 OR 3 FOR $10

All proceeds will benefit the Sheriff Santa for children.  Thank you in advance for your participation and consideration.


On Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 6-9pm at the Forum, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will offer a Drug Awareness Program to the public to educate constituents about the current drug trends in our county.  Deputies who work with the state drug program, Georgia Alcohol and Drug Awareness Program (ADAP), in our local high schools and the Metro Drug Task Force will be presenting.  We strongly encourage parents, teachers, those working with youth in our community and the general public to attend this program.

THUMBS OFF: No Texting While Driving Campaign Kicks Off Today

Just one glance at recent updates on Facebook, a quick tweet on Twitter, a text message from mom… the world of technology makes it difficult to not find yourself distracted even if you are on the road.  Most of us are guilty of scrolling, emailing or texting while we are behind the wheel. In fact studies conducted by AT&T show “7-in-10 people engage in smartphone activities” while driving.   It is exactly these distracted driving behaviors that are becoming a national epidemic that is quickly becoming one of the country’s top killers.  The Department of Transportation numbers show the largest number of roadway fatalities is coming from distracted driver behavior.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, under the direction of Sheriff Tim Burkhalter, will launch a week-long Thumbs Off: No Texting While Driving Campaign encouraging local teens to not engage in smartphone activities while driving.  The Sheriff and other staff of the Sheriff’s Office will visit local private and public high schools in Rome/Floyd County the week of October 19, 2015.  While at each school students will show a valid driver’s license to the Sheriff’s Office staff and receive a thumb band reminding them not to text, scroll, update…on their smartphone while behind the wheel of a vehicle.

“Statistics show that 11 teens die every day because of texting while driving,” stated Sheriff Tim Burkhalter. “The Thumbs Off Campaign is our effort to promote life-saving driving behaviors.  Texting while driving is unlawful and extremely dangerous.  All drivers, but especially young drivers, assume they can handle texting while driving, but numbers don’t lie.  We don’t want our teens in that number.”

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office believes strongly that there is no text, email, search…that is more important than a life.  To further their efforts to decrease distracted driving behaviors as a result of smartphone usage while driving, the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has joined AT&T’s It Can Wait Team.

Click the logo below to take the It Can Wait movement pledge.

It can wait

You can also take our local pledge by printing the pledge below, signing it  and dropping it by our office.  We will be hanging these pledges in our administrative lobby this week.

W8 2 Text Pledge