Darrell Hodges, Sheriff
Marion "Billy" Black, Senior Administrative Assistant
Grace Fitzgerald, Lead Communications Officer
PH: (804) 492-4120, M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sheriffs Office Biography
The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office is a full service law enforcement agency that is dedicated to serving the citizens of Cumberland County and providing mutual aid to the surrounding jurisdictions. The office consists of the Sheriff, twelve full time appointed deputies, who in addition to providing law enforcement duties, also are responsible for civil and criminal process, inmate and mental transport and courtroom security. Five full time dispatchers and five part time dispatchers operate the county’s Enhanced 911 system which serves as the primary answering point for calls for service for law enforcement, Cartersville, Cumberland and Randolph Fire Departments , Cartersville and Cumberland Rescue.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics
As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitutional rights of all to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me, or my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn, or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed in both my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty.
I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities, or friendships influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relentless prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities.
I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public truth to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other law enforcement officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice.
I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen profession...Law Enforcement.
Emergency Alert System
The County of Cumberland has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as an hazardous spill, missing child or evacuation notices).
The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.
THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES.
Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:
and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.