The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office strives to provide law enforcement services that meet the highest standards of the profession, as compiled and maintained by the Commission of Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA accreditation requires the Sheriff's Office to develop and adhere to all internal policies that are consistent with established best practice standards. While participation is entirely voluntary, successful accreditation represents a superior organization, leadership, and execution at every level of an agency. Maintaining appropriate policies and documenting compliance within the Sheriff's Office is the responsibility of the Accreditation and Policy Unit.




The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol is comprised of both the North and South Patrol Divisions. Uniform Patrol as a whole is responsible for providing uniformed Deputies to manage and respond to calls for service, crime prevention, and maintain order.


The North Patrol Division consists of 16 beats that are geographically located north of SR 20 (Canton Highway and Buford Highway). The South Patrol Division consists of 16 beats that are geographically located South of SR20 (Canton Highway and Buford Highway). Both precincts are utilized by Deputies 24 hours a day and are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.




North Precinct

2310 Keith Bridge Rd. Cumming, GA 30040


South Precinct

2985 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming, GA 30041



Administrative Hours:

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Prescription Drug Drop Off Boxes are available at both Precincts, during administrative hours, for disposal of outdated, unused, or unneeded prescription drugs.


Our Precincts have community rooms that can be booked for local organizations for meetings. For mot information or to book a room contact the precinct. 

Our Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Unit was developed to improve strategies that prevent and reduce crime. POP Deputies analyze crimes and problem areas within the community and search for effective solutions. Communication is key for our POPs team so they spend a lot of time out in the community talking with citizens and business owners in Forsyth County. The POP Unit also heads up the FCSO Business Watch program and the Neighborhood Watch program. 


The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office offers the Neighborhood Watch program as a highly effective tool to reduce crimes committed to citizens. Currently, there are over 150 neighborhoods that are either certified or becoming certified in the Neighborhood Watch program. This program helps to deter crime within a subdivision by informing involved residents on how to reduce the odds of becoming a victim of crime. 


Once a neighborhood completes the certification process signs are placed at the entrance of the subdivision to inform potential criminals that the neighborhood has an active Neighborhood Watch program. FBI statistics show that subdivisions with an active Neighborhood Watch are 43% less likely to become a target of criminal activity within the area. However, Neighborhood Watch is not just about the signs but also the diligence of residence and education process behind the program.


Through the neighborhood watch program residence will have the opportunity to learn how NOT to become victims of crime. In addition to presentations, residents are also informed of concerns and precautions to take in their neighborhood and surrounding areas through an effective communication network between the Sheriff's Office and the citizens of Forsyth County. This enables all Neighborhood Watch participating residents to receive immediate information pertaining to possible crime in their area.


The Business Watch program is much like the Neighborhood Watch concept. The purpose of establishing a Business Watch Program is to help educate business proprietors about various precautions they can take in the effort to deter crime. The objective of the business watch program is to reduce crime in commercial areas through heightened awareness and direct communication between the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and local businesses.


In 2015, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) reported just under 12,000 robberies and almost 64,000 burglaries across the state of Georgia.

(source: Georgia Bureau of investigation-2015 crime statistics summary report)


Objective of the business watch program:

The program's objective is to educate business owners and their employees in an effort to deter crime by improving communication between businesses in the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, and educate business owners and employees through the development of programs and presentations that will address current crime trends or concerns.


Training topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Safety in the workplace

  • Self-defense classes

  • General crime prevention

  • Identity theft prevention

  • Street gang awareness

  • Workplace drug awareness

  • Business security service

  • Armed robbery prevention and survival

  • Check and credit card fraud prevention

  • Shoplifting prevention awareness

Benefits for business owners:

The Business Watch Program will help build relationships between business owners, employees, and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Relationships will be forged among businesses located near one another through better communication. Crime prevention Deputies will hold meetings with loss prevention, store managers, and owners to share information and discuss trends affecting business safety.

For more information on the Neighborhood Watch Program or the Business Watch Program

please contact Deputy First Class Jon Beival at 678.513.5842 or



Do you have unneeded prescription drugs? The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has three prescription drug drop boxes. One in the Jail lobby that is available 24 hours, 7 days a week for your convenience. Then two additional at our North and South Precincts, which are available Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The secured drop boxes are for unused pill prescription medications only; no syringes, Liquid/Lotions, Aerosols, Inhalers. 

North Precinct Lobby

2310 Keith Bridge Rd. Cumming, GA 30040

South Precinct Lobby

2985 Ronald Reagan Blvd. Cumming, GA 30041

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Forsyth County Jail Lobby

202 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Cumming, GA 30040

24 hours, 7 Days a Week