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The Office of Professional Standards (OPS) Division includes the Internal Affairs Unit and the Open Records Unit.




The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office considers its relations with the community to be of the highest importance. We encourage our citizens to share their opinions concerning the professionalism, performance, and conduct of our employees. Whether it is a complaint or a compliment we invite you to submit it here.


To ensure the integrity, trust, and reputation of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office with the community it serves, it is the responsibility of the Internal Affairs Unit (IAU) to thoroughly investigate all alleged or suspected personnel misconduct.  The Internal Affairs Unit conducts unbiased, thorough investigations of citizen complaints and internal allegations of misconduct made against FCSO employees. Each case is evaluated by the Office of Professional Standards and then assigned to the Internal Affairs Unit. IAU investigates to determine violations of the Sheriff’s office policies or laws. If IAU determines that a violation has occurred then corrective action can be taken, if not an employee can be cleared of a false claim of misconduct.




Forsyth County Sheriffs Office Headquarters

100 East Courthouse Sq. Cumming, GA 30040


Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


Phone: 770.781.2222

Annually, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office compiles statistical summaries of Citizen

Complaints and Internal Affairs Investigations.
The summaries for 2023 may be reviewed by agency employees and members of the public. Agency employees may access the summaries through the agency PowerDMS portal. Members of the public can access the summaries by filing an open records request below.



Per Open Records Act Title 50-18-70, the "Open Records Act", and related subtitles of Georgia law, with certain exceptions, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office authorizes production of public records at a reasonable cost to any citizen of this state. All requests for records under the Act may be made verbally or in writing to the Records Unit.



The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office takes pride in hiring the finest, most qualified employees to join our team. Everyone we bring onboard must meet our standards of integrity and trust, therefore we have a comprehensive hiring process, which includes an in-depth background investigation, drug screening, polygraph, and more for all potential new employees.

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