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Chief Deputy


Chief Deputy Joe Perkins started his Law Enforcement career in 1994 with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office. Over the twenty years that followed, he worked his way through the ranks at CSO to land at the position of Chief Deputy in 2014. Chief Deputy Perkins retired from CSO in December 2016 before beginning his career at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in January 2017.

Chief Deputy Perkins holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Mountain State University and an MPA from Columbus State University. He is a graduate of the Georgia Law Enforcement Command College (Class 33) and the FBI National Academy (247th session). Chief Deputy Perkins currently serves as the 1st Vice President for the Georgia Chapter of FBI National Academy Associates (FBI NAA). He is also a member of the Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and the Georgia Sheriff's Association.

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Major, Jail Bureau

Major Cash graduated from the Clayton County Police Academy and began her career as a Deputy Sheriff in 1986 with the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. Over her 31 years at CCSO she was the first female with the Sheriff’s Office to work her way through all of the ranks from Deputy to Major, working successfully in several different divisions. In 2016 she was promoted to Major and appointed as the Jail Administrator and Jail Operations Division Commander for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office, where she managed the nearly 2000 bed jail and was responsible for its operations.


In June of 2017, she was recognized and bestowed the Georgia Jail Administrator of the Year award from the Georgia Jail Association. At the end of that same year, Major Cash retired from the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. In January 2018, Major Cash began her new role as the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office commander of Jail Operations.


Major Cash, originally from Birmingham, Alabama, grew up in Clayton County and now calls Cumming her home. She has two daughters and four grandchildren. Meredith, her oldest, and her husband Chris live in Ball Ground with their twin daughter and son. Her youngest daughter, Katie, lives with her husband David in McDonough, and they have a son and a daughter.

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Major, Sheriff's Services Bureau

Major Nick Curry began his law enforcement career at the City of Alpharetta in 1999. While in Alpharetta, he served in Uniform Patrol, the K9 Unit, and was a SWAT team leader. In 2008, Major Curry was one of the 11 inaugural officers that helped start the newly formed Johns Creek Police Department (JCPD). While at JCPD, he served as a Watch Commander and the Criminal Investigations Commander.

In 2019, Major Curry joined the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, serving as the Sheriff Services Captain and the Criminal Investigations Division Commander before being promoted to Major of Sheriff's Services Bureau.

Major Curry holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of North Georgia and a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbus State. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy class 279 and a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police.


Major Curry grew up in our neighboring Gwinnett County, but since 1999, he has called Forsyth his home with his wife and two kids.

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Major, Law Enforcement Bureau

Major Hoffman started his Law Enforcement Career in 1983 with the Deerfield Beach Florida Police Department as a graduate of the Broward County Police academy.

In 1986 he was hired by the Port St. Lucie Police Department where he held various roles including Patrol, Criminal Investigations, founding member of the SWAT team, team leader and Commander, assigned to Multi-Agency drug task Force, and was the District III Patrol Commander when he Left Florida for Forsyth county in 1997.

While working for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s office he started the current SWAT Team and has been assigned various command roles in the Enforcement Bureau, Investigations, Patrol, and Special Services.

Major Hoffman is a graduate of the FBI National Academy #229 and is active in the community with the United Way.

Major Hoffman is originally from Pittsburgh PA and lives in Forsyth County with his wife Kathleen, they have three daughters.

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Business Operations

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Jail Bureau

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Rob Heagerty


Training Division




Uniform Patrol Division

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Doug Rainwater


Executive Officer

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Criminal Investigations Division

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Judicial Operations Division

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Eric Silveus


Special Enforcement. Division

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