The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office is actively hiring in a variety of positions. Great career opportunity for motivated individuals that care about the community and want to be a part of the solution.
Sheriff Warren stopped by to read a book on law enforcement and gave out sheriffs office coloring books to the Early Learners at The Walker School! All of the children were very inquisitive in their questions about the sheriff’s office and our duties. Sheriff Warren also took along Dep. Wes Beasley and K-9 Tank (#cobbsok9Tank) for the students to see how we use k-9’s to keep them safe. Thank you for having us visit with you!
Tax Season is upon us! All US taxpayers are required to file their 2017 taxes by Tuesday, April 17, 2018!
The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office has received numerous reports of resident’s receiving telephone calls from a individual(s) that are claiming to be with the IRS.
Sheriff Warren urges anyone receiving such a call to not provide any personal information or agree to make any type of payment to these individuals. DO NOT participate in a conversation with these individuals! T…he more experienced scammers will have your information before you realize it through general conversation.
Here are a few tips to help you avoid becoming a victim of an IRS Scam:
The IRS will never call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer.
Generally, the IRS will first mail you a bill if you owe any taxes.
Threaten to bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have you arrested for not paying.
Demand payment without giving you the opportunity to question or appeal the amount they say you owe.
Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
For more Information and Tips on IRS Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts:
If you receive one of these calls hang up immediately. If you feel or have been a victim of a scam contact local law enforcement immediately!
Deputy Tracy Melton presented a check to our “Partners in Education” Bells Ferry Elementary PTA for $4,321.00 from the proceeds of our concession booth at the 2017 North GA State Fair!
Investigator Duncan and Investigator Hale of the Criminal Investigation Unit conducted a presentation this past Friday for the “55 and over Luncheon” at the Holy Family Catholic Church. The information covered in the presentation consisted of Identity Theft, Forgery of Checks, Financial Transaction Card Fraud and Theft and the current scams victimizing elder citizens in Cobb County. Investigator Duncan and Hale encouraged the attendees during a Q&A following the presentation to take steps to protect their identities by Freezing their Credit and other preventative methods.
Deputy Pete Bilardello and Deputy Jerome Young competed in the 1st Annual Law Enforcement Carnivore Challenge against teams of two from all of the other law enforcement agencies in Cobb County at Big Pie in the Sky Pizzeria in Kennesaw, GA. Each team had to eat a gigantic 30 inch 11 pound pizza with a 1 hour time limit for a charity of their choice! After the time limit was up Dep. Bilardello and Dep. Young were declared the winners! They were able to raise over $1,300 for the Special Olympics of Georgia!
Great Job Guys!
Thank You to all who donated!
Deputies took the “2018 Polar Plunge” at Lake Acworth benefiting the Special Olympics of Georgia!
We were able to raise over $5,000 to benefit these special athletes at this event!
Thank You to everyone for your donations!
Sheriff’s office staff hosted the Cobb County Police Dept., Kennesaw Police Dept., Acworth Police Dept., Smyrna Police Dept., Cobb County School Police, and Powder Springs Police Dept. to discuss response plans for critical incidents at our schools.
Great Teamwork by our Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit, Cobb County Police Department, United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, and Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in the arrest of this bad guy and locking him up so, he cannot prey on any more innocent victims!
On February 12, 2018 an arrest warrant was issued for Jonathan Gersh by the Cobb County Police Department Crimes against Children Unit. Gersh charged with multiple cou…nts of child molestation and computer pornography is a psychologist practicing in family counseling in Atlanta, GA.
After an intense search for Gersch in the Cobb, Fulton, and Dekalb county areas. Gersch’s vehicle was located on February 14, 2018 by the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit and the United States Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force in a shopping center at 2135 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta, GA.
Agents searched the area and Gersh was located inside the Starbucks store and was taken into custody by without incident.
Jonathan Gersh was transported by DeKalb Sheriff’s Office to the DeKalb County Jail then extradited back to Cobb County to face charges
Excellent work by US Marshals SE Fugitive Task Force & CCSO Sex Offender Unit. Warrants were issued for convicted sex offender Tyon Poindexter age 41 after he absconded in August 2016. He was caught in a surveillance operation Thursday March 2 entering the Fulton Co. Central Library. The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office works closely with the US Marshals as part of a regional task force.