For over 25 years, the Henry County Sheriff's Office has been presenting community education programs. The Community Relations Unit has developed a wide range of topics that cover issues that affect today's citizens with a special emphasis on the youth of Henry County. Each program is presented by a Deputy who has been trained in crime prevention and program presentation. Along with these programs the Community Relations Unit conducts public awareness events out in the community.
With the help of the Henry County School System, the Community Relations Unit has presented the Junior Deputy Program (for 6th graders) and the McGruff Junior Deputy Program (for 2nd graders) for over 20 years. Each month of the school year, Deputies go to each school to discuss different subjects that affect our youth. Literature is given to each child to help them with the topic and some films are shown. McGruff the Crime Dog visits the second graders monthly to reinforce that months topic.
All programs are available to any group upon request. We can also help to develop programs to accommodate almost any topic.
Our goal at the Sheriff's Office is to help you become more familiar with the law and law enforcement and to help make Henry County a safer place. Below is a list of some of the programs available through our department.
If you would like to schedule a program click here. If you need further information, please call Sgt. Jimmie Spence in Community Relations at (770) 288-7141.
- Church Safety and Security Program
- Neighborhood Watch
- Senior Citizen Awareness
- McGruff In-School Programs (Second Grade)
- What is a Deputy Sheriff?
- Halloween Safety
- Dangers of Strangers
- Drugs Are For Sick People
- Fire Safety
- Bike Safety
- Summer Safety and Vandalism
- Junior Deputy In-School Programs (Sixth Grade)
- What is a Sheriff and their duties?
- Seatbelt Safety
- Drug Awareness
- Home Firearm Safety
- Alcohol Abuse
- Juvenile Law and the Court System
- Gangs: Resisting Pressure to Join
- Breaking the Law and What Can Happen