Lobby Hours Monday-Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


Sheriff’s Services


Commander – Captain Shane Henson

shenson@dawsoncountysheriff.org (706) 344-3500, Ext. 41124
Assistant Commander – Lieutenant Eric Johnson

ejohnson@dawsoncountysheriff.org (706) 344-3500, Ext. 41122


The Civil Process Unit of the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with processing and serving civil papers. Civil papers are routinely received from our local courts. Additionally, civil papers can be received from courts throughout the country. Upon receipt of civil papers, the incoming paperwork is processed and a uniformed officer attempts to deliver the paperwork to a citizen who resides or works within Dawson County. To check the status of a civil paper attempt, please contact the Dawson County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 344-3500 ext. 41121.

Court Services Unit

The Court Services Unit is responsible for securing the Government Center, as well as courtrooms during all court sessions. This unit also provides security during all Board of Commissioner and Planning Commission meetings. Security is accomplished through the front door screening station, and a Control Room that maintains constant visual throughout the Center, and officer presence. Surveillance is constant, and when the Government Center is closed, the Master Control of the Detention Center maintains this surveillance.