Cobb County Sheriff's Office


Colonel D.L. Bartlett, Division Commander

The Chief Jailor is responsible for overseeing the operation and management of all detention facilities for the Cobb County Sheriff's Office.

I do swear that I will well and truly do and perform, all and singular, the duties of jailor for the County of Cobb; and that I will humanely treat prisoners who may be brought to the jail of which I am keeper and not suffer them to escape by any negligence or inattention of mine. So help me God.
OCGA 42-4-2

Lt. Colonel Janet Prince Assistant Division Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Janet Prince began her law-enforcement career in 1986 with the Brevard County Sheriff's Office in Florida. She served as a Correctional and Jail Training Officer. In 1990 she joined the Cobb County Sheriff's Office where she worked her way through the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant, and Major to her current position as the Assistant Facility Director.

LTC Prince now oversees operations and management objectives for over 440 employees. She attended Brevard Community College, Albany State University and obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia Southern University. She also graduated from Cobb County's Leadership Cobb program in 2007 and is a graduate of Cobb County's Executive Commitment to Excellence in Leadership (EXCEL), a Carl Vinson Institute of Government Management Program.

The Detention Division is comprised of the Jail, Work Deployment Facility and the Annex.


The Cobb County Jail Complex is located at 1825 County Services Road. The Jail is a Pretrial Facility and encompasses approximately 11 acres under roof. The original Jail (Building A) was completed in 1987 at a cost of $13.5 million dollars. The Jail was expanded (Building B) in 1997 at cost of $39.2 million dollars. Both were paid for by property bonds. The most recent expansion - C Tower was completed in 2010 at a cost of $110 million dollars and was funded through a special sales tax. The total bed capacity for A, B and C Tower is 3,077. Read More...

Work Deployment Center 

The Work Deployment Facility houses up to 384 non-violent under-sentence inmates. This Facility is comprised of Supervised County Work Crews and Work Release participants. Work Crews are deployed daily through out the county to various County Departments and save the taxpayers annually over $2 million by performing labor that would otherwise be hired. The Work Release participants are sentenced inmates who serve their sentence in a minimum-security facility while be released during the day to work. To qualify for the Work Release Program, inmates must pass a thorough background investigation and must be gainfully employed and/or enrolled in school or training classes.

Records and Identification 

The Records and Identification Unit, located in the Visitation Center, is charged with the responsibility of maintaining arrest and incarceration records, fingerprints, photographs and court documents for inmates housed in the Cobb County Detention Facilities. The Unit also handles dissemination of record data and photographs pursuant to GCIC and NCIC rules.

Crime Scene Technical Services, provides crime scene services to all law enforcement agencies within the County. This unit provides crime scene photography, including in-house development of all film and video documentation, as well as evidence collection and other crime scene processing services. It is one of the few units in the metro area that is staffed 24/7 with certified crime scene technicians.

Also organized under the Crime Scene Unit is an in-house marijuana-testing lab, which services all local law enforcement agencies within the County. The lab provides testing services as well as expert testimony related to the testing and has been instrumental in expediting marijuana cases through the court process. Read More...

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