Welcome to the official website of the
Echols County Sheriff’s Office.
Thank you for taking the time to visit. We hope you find it easy to locate the information you need. I welcome any questions that you may have regarding this agency and its services. We provide full-service law enforcement to the visitors and citizens of Echols County. On behalf of the brave and dedicated men and women of your Sheriff’s Office, it is an honor and a privilege to serve you.
The primary purpose of the Echols County Sheriff’s Office is to maintain social order within prescribed ethical and constitutional limits, while providing professional and courteous law enforcement services. Our fundamental duties are to serve humanity; to safeguard the lives and properties of our citizens; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence; and to respect the constitutional right of all persons to liberty, equality, and justice. To attain this, the Echols County Sheriff’s Office enforces the law in a fair and impartial manner, recognizing both the statutory and judicial limits of our authority and the constitutional rights of all persons.
The Echols County Sheriff’s Office recognizes that no law enforcement agency can operate at its maximum potential without the support of the citizens that we serve. The Echols County Sheriff’s Office actively solicits and encourages the cooperation of all citizens to reduce and limit the opportunities for crime and to use the resources available to accomplish this goal.
Sheriff Randy Courson reports that on August 21st, 2022, at approximately 8:20pm, a concerned citizen called 911 to report two suspicious people in the middle of Highway 94 in the…
The Echols County Grand Jury indicted Cessor Mario Houston, Jr., 45, of Naylor on a Felony Murder charge, and numerous drug charges on August 1st, 2022, following an investigation into…
On April 12th, 2022 the Echols County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 219 Ferman Staten Circle based on information received from a Facebook Marketplace post in reference to…
March was National Women's Month, and we wanted to recognize our two female deputies. We are lucky to have these two!
Our Shop With a Cop event was a huge success last night thanks to our generous community partners and Target.
Sheriff Courson states that on October 23rd, 2021 at approximately 11pm, Echols County Sheriff’s Office and the Georgia State Patrol conducted a road block at the intersection of Bethel Church…