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Databases Updated on Jul 24, 2021

What are Georgia Police Records?

The Georgia Department of Public Safety was established in 1937. Its divisions include the Georgia State patrol, Motor Carrier Compliance Division and Capitol Police. Services provided by the Department of Public Safety include firearms permits, enforcing traffic laws, prevention and investigation of human trafficking and public criminal records and forms.

The Georgia State Patrol prides itself in the fact that it was the first such law enforcement agency in the country to employ dash-mounted cameras in patrol cars. Each of its troopers also receive specialized training in Pursuit Intervention Technique, allowing troopers to put an escape vehicle during a pursuit in a controlled spin to stop the offender.

Divisions of Georgia Police

Georgia State Patrol provides a multitude of services to the state's Department of Public Safety. These include a Specialized Collision Reconstruction Team, SWAT, Criminal Interdiction Unit and Nighthawks DUI Task Force. These divisions are utilized to investigate and prevent crimes throughout the state.

The Capitol Police Division is charged with protecting the state's capitol building by checking employees and guests to ensure they have the proper identification when entering. This division also checks all packaging and mail that is delivered to the capitol.

The Motor Carrier Compliance Division oversees the state's High Occupancy Vehicle lanes, Express Lanes, commercial licensing, human trafficking investigations and transportation safety rule enforcement.

The Georgia State Patrol Aviation Division provides public support and safety via air fleets including 15 helicopters and one Cessna airplane. This division operates 24/7 in the state.

Requesting Georgia Police Records

The state of Georgia allows the public to request information regarding felony convictions on another person's record without their knowledge or consent. There is a state-run website that provides such searches to the public. Complete Georgia Police records can be requested at local law enforcement agencies as well. Information found in these records includes the offender's name and physical description, arrest date, charges, disposition of the court case and any incarceration information.

Georgia Arrest Records by Type of Crime

The popular arrests for 2017 in Georgia was for All Other Offenses (except traffic) - 73,539, the same popularity of the arrest type was seen in Alabama, Alaska, and Arizona. The least popularity had Suspicion arrests - with only 20 crimes a year.

Arrest Type Under 18 All ages Total arrests
Violent Crime 1,206 10,843 12,049
Property Crime 5,177 31,080 36,257
Murder & Non-negligent Manslaughter 46 380 426
Rape 42 284 326
Robbery 396 1,697 2,093