Colonel Milton Beck, Division Commander
As Chief Investigator, Colonel Beck is third in command of one of the largest Sheriff's Offices in the state and is responsible for the day to day operations of Field and Court Services as well as Investigations. Beck began his employment with the Cobb County Sheriff's Office in 1989 as a Deputy Sheriff. Throughout his career, he has held numerous positions and has been assigned to every division of the Sheriff's Office includding MCS Narcotics Unit, the Cobb County Adult Detention Facilities, Operations, and the Executive Office. In 2003, Beck was promoted to the rank of Major and was the Assistant Division Commander for Inspectional Services.
Beck is a 1983 graduate of Osborne High School and attended WEstern Carolina University where he earned a BS degree. Beck graduated Leadership Cobb in 2003 and is a 2001 graduate of Cobb County's Excel Management Program. Beck is a graduate of the Honorary Commander's Class.
Lt. Colonel Donald Hunton Assistant Division Commander
LTC Don Hunton has been employed with the Cobb County sheriff's Office since January, 1981. He is currently the Assistant Division Commander for the Operations Unit. During him employment with the Sheriff's Office, his assignments have included the Detentions Division and the Administration Division. He is also the Commander of the Tactical Operations Unit as well as the Sheriff's Mounted Unit.
The Operations Division is composed of several sections, these are:
Domestic Violence Section
MCS Narcotics Unit
The service of Criminal Warrants is one the most challenging and hazardous duties
in law enforcement today since the offender in typically aware that charges are pending
and jail in his next destination. The primary responsibility of the Warrant Section is the processing and execution
of criminal arrest warrants, civil processes and mental health transports. Additional
duties often include funeral escorts, inmate compassionate visits and assisting other
law enforcement agencies in and around Cobb County.
In an average year, the Cobb County Sheriff'’s Office Warrant Section receives over 28,000 criminal warrants. When a criminal warrant is received in the Warrant Section an immediate process begins towards the execution of the warrant. This process includes recording the warrant in the SheriffÂ’s Office computer data base, identifying the suspect, checking the criminal history of the suspect and placing the wanted person on the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database. Once this process has been completed by civilian personnel, the warrant is forwarded to uniform deputies or to the Fugitive Section where attempts are made to locate and apprehend the wanted person.
A typical day for a warrant deputy includes pursuing leads, gathering information, searching houses or businesses, and ultimately affecting the arrest of wanted individuals. Often volatile and unpredictable situations develop resulting in the individual trying to resist or escape. It is not uncommon for warrant deputies to have to travel throughout the State and sometimes to neighboring states to pick up individuals who are wanted by Cobb County.
This section also works closely with local Mental Health Care facilities and the courts in locating, apprehending and safely transporting mentally ill or drug/alcohol dependant persons, determined by the Probate Court or a Doctor to be in need of treatment, to emergency receiving facilities throughout the state for treatment. These individuals are sometimes unpredictable and situations can become violent and potentially dangerous very quickly.
These uniform deputies also enforce Georgia traffic laws by issuing traffic citations and making arrests when necessary.
Sheriff's Sex Offender Registry
The Civil Section is tasked with the responsibility of preparing and serving civil
processes received from the Courts of Cobb County, as well as other jurisdictions.
In addition to process service, this section executes court orders that include the
completion of Evictions, Writs of Possession and the collection of other judgments
issued by the courts.
Sheriff's Fee Schedule
Sheriff and Marshal Sales
Fieri Facias Information Sheet
This section is staffed by plain clothed investigators whose primary job is to apprehend
known fugitives who attempt to hide in and around Cobb County. Additionally, these
investigators work closely with law enforcement agencies throughout the country to
locate and apprehend fugitives wanted on Cobb County charges.
In addition to its local efforts, members of the fugitive section work with a multi-jurisdictional task force to apprehend fugitives throughout the metro Atlanta area. This effort in coordinated under the jurisdiction of the United States Marshals Service.
The Forgery/Fraud Section is charged with the responsibility of investigating Â“white
collarÂ” crimes. Such offenses include, but are not limited to, forgery, fraud, identity
theft, embezzlement and felony bad checks. Due to the technical complexity of these
offenses, the investigators must be highly trained and experienced. Suspected forgery, fraud or identity
thefts can be reported by calling 770-499-4752.
Identity Theft Brochure
Created in 1997 through a federal grant, this section focuses its efforts on the service
of domestic violence warrants and temporary protective orders. Domestic violence incidents,
unfortunately, have been increasing at an alarming rate. These offenses are very volatile
and dangerous both for the individuals involved and for the law enforcement officers
who intervene. Domestic Violence Investigators are specially trained to deal with
the situation they encounter and to provide assistance to the victims of these offenses.
For further information on domestic violence and how the courts can assist victims call 770-499-4677. Read More...
The Communication Section falls under the supervision of the Field Operations Unit.
It is the lifeline of sworn SheriffÂ’s Office personnel. The Communication Room is
staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Radio operator is the primary communication
link between the main Operations office and the deputies in the field. He/she has
the capability to monitor and communicate with other county and municipal agencies.
This is a valuable asset when trying to coordinate assistance and the delivery of
critical services with other agencies in the area.
In addition to the normal communications duties, the dispatcher is responsible for monitoring the NCIC computer link, checking vehicle registrations and assisting deputies in identifying wanted persons. The operator is also responsible for entering, modifying and removing information from the National Crime Information System.
By Georgia Statute (O.C.G.A. 15-16-10 (a)(2) the Sheriff is responsible for the security of the Cobb County Court Facilities. SheriffÂ’s Deputies, Security Control Technicians, and Bailiffs assigned to the Court Services Section of the Cobb County SheriffÂ’s Office insure the security of the Cobb County Court Facilities twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Read More...Transport Section
The Transport Section is responsible for the safe and secure transportation of inmates incarcerated in the Cobb County detention facilities. Typical destinations include the county courts, medical facilities and other detention and correctional facilities throughout the county and state.Read More...Juvenile Apprehension Section
The Sheriffs Office has a section dedicated to locating and detaining runaways and juvenile fugitives. Apprehending these youthful offenders is a high priority, not only due to the offense involved but also because of the danger they face as possible victims of adult offenders.MCS Narcotics Unit
The Marietta/Cobb/Smyrna (MCS) Narcotics & Intelligence Unit is a multi-jurisdictional
task force formed in 1980 and commanded by a Major from the Cobb County SheriffÂ’s
Office, with a primary mission of drug interdiction within Cobb County. Initially,
the unit was comprised of personnel from the Cobb County SheriffÂ’s Office, Marietta
Police Department, Cobb County Police Department, Smyrna Police Department and the
Cobb County District AttorneyÂ’s Office to bring the necessary manpower and resources
together in a cooperative effort to bring drug dealers before the criminal justice
In 2001, the Unit added personnel from the Acworth Police Department, Kennesaw Police Department and the Georgia National Guard. The agencies work together in a cumulative effort to stem the flow of illegal substances, organized crime and vice crimes within our community. Read More...
The Cobb County Sheriff's Office Tactical Operations Unit is a specialized, highly trained team of deputies prepared for deployment in situations that require the use of special tactics and equipment. Typical situations in which this unit is deployed include hostages or barricaded suspects, high-risk warrant service, security for high-risk court trials, dignitary protection, detention facility disorders, drug related search warrants, high-risk prisoner transports and a variety of other scenarios that are outside the realm of normal law enforcement capabilities. Read More... .Canine (K9) Team
The Sheriff'’s Office maintains canines of various disciplines including narcotics detection, explosives detection and tracking. The canines are utilized by specially trained and certified handlers under the command of the Tactical Team Commander. Read More... .Mounted Patrol
In 1998, a handful of dedicated deputies who shared a love of horses, volunteered
their time, horses and expertise to organize the Mounted Patrol Unit. This Unit has
grown to ten members and each has attended rigorous State certification training courses.
In addition, each member and their horse receive in excess of 100 training hours each
The Mounted Patrol Unit assists in searches for lost persons, searches for wanted suspects or escaped prisoners, works crowd control details, and makes numerous personal appearances each year. Read More...
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Lieutenant Colonel Hunton
Assistant Division Commander Operationsr
Cobb County Sheriff's Office
185 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30090
Telephone: (770) 499-4318