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The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office Uniform Patrol is comprised of the North Precinct, South Precinct, Crime Reduction Unit, K9 Unit, and Power-Shifts. The Uniform Patrol Division as a whole is responsible for providing uniformed deputies to manage and respond to calls for service, crime prevention, and maintaining order.


The North Precinct consists of 16 beats that are geographically located north of SR 20 (Canton Highway and Buford Highway). The South Precinct 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Prescription Drug Drop Off Boxes are available at both Precincts, during administrative hours, for disposal of outdated, unused, or unneeded prescription drugs, in clear, sealed bags. More information at the bottom of this page.


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The Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was developed to provide intelligence driven proactive criminal enforcement throughout Forsyth County. CRU includes both uniformed deputies and K9 deputies with a variety of training and experience.  The unit’s primary function is to target patternable crimes such as Burglary, Entering Auto, and Vehicle Theft. CRU is a force multiplier for the Uniform Patrol Division and provides a quick response of additional resources for critical incidents.



The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit consists of six canine and deputy teams. Two of these teams are dual purpose, and one of the teams is certified in explosives detection. The primary duties of the K9 Unit include, but are not limited to:

• Tracking lost or missing persons

• Tracking suspects engaged in criminal activities

• Evidence recovery

• Lost property recovery

• Assisting in high-risk warrants

• Locating illicit narcotics (extensive training)

The unit works throughout the county and has assisted other agencies when needed. Our K9 Unit teams train daily, and all meet up four times a month to conduct scenario-based K9 training around the county.



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.

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For more information on the Business Watch or the Neighborhood Watch Programs,

please contact our Problem-Oriented Policing unit:


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. 

NOTE: We only accept prescription pills in a clear, sealed bag.

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

Prescription Drug Drop Box
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