History

Vision, Mission and Values

The goal of the Sheriff’s Office is to provide a fresh and proactive approach to law enforcement by expanding our services to the residents of Douglas County. We can achieve this goal by utilizing the vast experience from our diverse employee base.

By working together as a community, the men and women of the sheriff’s office want to provide the highest possible level of service to all residents and visitors. We will continue to seek your ideas about how we can better serve you.

*LEADERSHIP *

*INTEGRITY *

*SERVICE EXCELLENCE*

This is a pledge by the men and women of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to continually strive to ensure the safety of our schools, neighborhoods and businesses through a renewed emphasis on community policing and partnerships.

Our Vision

Dedicated to serve

Our Mission

To provide professional SERVICE through EXCELLENCE in our devotion to duty, personal integrity, collaboration and community partnerships.

Our Values

Judgment, Unity, Skill, Trust, Ingenuity, Courage, Empowerment  =  JUSTICE

See and read the History of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office in this interactive timeline highlighting the day the settlers first arrived in 1858 through the renovation of the Robert A. Christensen Justice Center through today.

 

Sheriff’s of Douglas County
History of Law Enforcement in Douglas County

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1862 – 1863
Charles F. Parkhurst
 1888 – 1891
George C. ‘Cole’ Briscoe
1931 – 1938
Charles H. Lowell
1864 – 1865
F.C. Johnson
  1892 – 1893
Hiram D. Benton
1939 – 1942
Samuel H. Buckner
1866 – 1867
A. Marshall
 1894 – 1897
Walter M. Priest
1942 – 1946
H. Robert Campbell
1868 – 1869
John Jones
  1898 – 1900
Alford F. Stott
 1947 – 1970
John L. Hammond [3]
1870 – 1872
David M. Woods
 1900 – 1902
Edward Hoffman
 1971 – 1982
Royal C. McKinster
1873 – 1874
Bernard C. Killin [1]
 1903 – 1904
Ruel S. Alford
1983 – 2003
Stephen C. Zotos [4]
1874 – 1874
Jacob Calvin Jones [2]
1905 – 1906
Fred Hilburger
2003 – 2005
Michael Acree
1874 – 1875
Christian Manhart
 1907 – 1908
George Vossler
2005 – 2014
David A. Weaver
1876 – 1879
Adam Smith
1909 – 1912
John Anderson
 2014 – Present
Tony Spurlock
1880 – 1881
Jose P. Adams
 1913 – 1922
George Nickson
1882 – 1883
Henry M. Clay
 1923 – 1926
Roy McKissack
1884 – 1887
Charles Anderson
 1927 – 1930
Lucius Cox

[1] When Elbert County was created in 1874, Sheriff Killin became the new Elbert County Sheriff.
[2] Appointed to replace Sheriff Killan. Did not run for re-election.
[3] Sheriff Hammond was the longest-serving Douglas County Sheriff.
[4] Sheriff Zotos’ term was the second longest in the county’s century-and-a-half history.