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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

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office and Community Partners Offer Church Safety and Security Summit

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office have partnered with a number of non-profit organizations and local businesses to provide a free Church Safety and Security Summit on Saturday, August 25th, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.   For the last several years the sheriff’s office has made an attempt to reach the local churches to educate their key leaders and staff about safety and security measures.

“Our goal with the summit is to empower pastors and church leaders with information to protect the men, women and children who attend our local churches,” commented Sergeant Carrie Edge, Public Information Officer. “Congregants deserve to enjoy worship without fearing for their safety.”

Unfortunately safety concerns are a real issue for churches in our society.  During the summit, presenters will address these concerns and provide the information church leaders need to be prepared to take action if it is ever needed. The summit agenda will cover crucial security topics including: child safety and protection, developing a church safety plan; active shooter training; recognizing the signs of domestic violence and more.

Due to limited space and high interest, churches are asked to limit their attendees to four. Registration can be found by visiting Eventbrite at .  All attendees are asked to register for this free event, as lunch will be served. Early registration is highly recommended to ensure a spot for your attendees.

Floyd County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Sex Offender System

Sheriff Tim Burkhalter and the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office have launched a new sex offender registration and public notification program called OffenderWatch®. The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office will now be part of a nationwide network of over 5,000 law enforcement agencies. The new service is a user-friendly website that enables citizens to search for potentially dangerous sex offenders and predators that may be living near their homes, places of work, schools, churches and day care centers.  The information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and updated in real time by the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office.

As part of this new, innovative service, citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of all offenders within a user defined radius (of .25 miles out to 2 miles).  Citizens can then register the address to be continuously monitored by the sheriff’s office.  The sheriff’s office will send to them an email alerting them if an offender or predator should register an address within the specified radius of their address. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like at no cost.

“Citizens have a right to know who may be living near them and could potentially pose a threat to their families. Through OffenderWatch®, our office can now provide Floyd County citizens with the most up to date information on all offenders registered in the state,” says Sheriff Burkhalter.

With this new program, the Sheriff has made web-based resources available to the public.  These resources are designed to educate and inform the public on ways to keep their families safe. The goal is to lessen the anxiety of citizens by proactively alerting them should an offender/predator move within proximity to them.  In turn, Floyd County citizens are provided the highest level of security and safety.   The program also enables the sheriff office to verify that offender addresses do not violate any safety buffers that may be implemented around protected institutions such as schools, day cares and parks.

Citizens can access the OffenderWatch® registry at:


From Your Sheriff:

This posting is to alert you about scams that typically follow the aftermath of natural disasters.  Please use caution when dealing with companies that show up at your home unannounced to provide services like roofing, tree service, debris removal… Do your homework and be certain that the company is bonded, insured and reputable.  Never pay a company upfront for work, and be leary of those who request payment in cash.  Also look for those who require no contracts or use high-pressure sales tactics to get you to use their company.

If you have any questions about the reputability of any company, please feel free to contact Sheriff Burkhalter at 706-314-6218 or email him at