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Cook County Sheriff's Office
Sheriff Douglas G. Hanks
Non-emergency:(229) 896-7471
Fax: (229)896-5178
1000 County Farm Rd
Adel, GA 31620

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to provide professional, high quality and effective law enforcement, correctional and court security services in partnership with the community. We, the members of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, believe that our work has a vital impact on the quality of life in our community. To demonstrate our commitment to our profession, on and off duty, we subscribe to the following values;


The Office recognizes that its employees are the vital component to the successful delivery of law enforcement, corrections and court security services. We believe we can achieve our highest potential by actively involving our employees in problem solving and improving law enforcement, correctional and security services.


Integrity is defined as being honest, moral, upright and sincere. Public trust can only exist with our integrity and respect for one another. The foundation of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office is the high level of integrity of its employees.


Recognizing the changing and diverse needs of the community, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office promotes and encourages a policy of professional individual excellence, which is delivered and enhanced by continuing education and training.


Office members shall uphold laws in an ethical, impartial, courteous, and professional manner while respecting the rights and dignity of all persons. We shall strive to achieve a balance between law enforcement and community needs which reflects both the spirit and the letter of the law. We support an organizational climate of mutual trust and respect.

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