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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Monday January 27th, 2020 :: 11:40 a.m. EST


The State Of Clayton County As It Relates To Crime. From The Desk Of SHERIFF VICTOR HILL

I am pleased to announce on behalf of all law-enforcement that overall crime is down 8.5% in Clayton County.  We have seen a reduction in every category except rape which can be attributed to the serial rapist.  The good news is the serial rapist was apprehended last year and he is currently facing the wall of the Clayton County jail where he belongs.  I am especially pleased to announce that the murder rate was reduced in 2019, which is quite an accomplishment with the gun violence epidemic challenges all jurisdictions now face.


A wise old man once said to me that if you see a turtle sitting on a fence, rest assured it did not get there by itself.   I would be in great error to take the credit for this success which could have never been possible without the unprecedented work of the following listed team players.


First, we must thank Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts.  Chief Roberts is arguably one of greatest leaders of the county police force that we have seen thus far.  Chief Roberts has cemented the partnership with Sheriff’s Office for both agencies to fight crime together as a team on one accord.  He is also responsible for monitoring the crime statistics and creating the strategies to deploy the resources of both of our agencies to get the maximum results.


We must thank all of our municipal Police Chiefs as well.   All of the Chiefs of Police in our County get together for quarterly meetings fostering unprecedented cooperation and teamwork between them and county law-enforcement.  Our School Police Chief has also been a crucial part of this magnificent team of leaders.


Our District Attorney and Solicitor must be commended as well. Both offices gave us very crucial support.  Any jurisdiction that is successful at reducing crime all have a common denominator of excellence in the offices that are responsible for prosecution.  I am proud to say we have excellence in both offices here in Clayton County.


We must give a special thanks to Chief Magistrate Judge Wanda Dallas.   Judge Dallas had the political intestinal fortitude to reverse and remove signature bonds from Clayton County.   This was huge in our efforts to reduce crime.   Jurisdictions that have signature bonds have higher crime.  Criminals now know that in Clayton County you cannot just walk out of jail.  We would not be celebrating lower crime if it was not for Judge Dallas showing strength in this matter.


The biggest credit of course must go to all of the hardworking men and women who wear the badge on the frontline risking their lives daily so that we can live in a safer Clayton County.  Words can not describe how proud I am of all of them for what they did in 2019!


While we celebrate our achievement we have no time to relax.  My vision for Clayton County is to see not just a reduction, but a massive decline in crime making it the safest county in the metro area.  A county where criminals know enter at their own risk.  To do this we need the help of everyone in Clayton County in the following regards:


Most of the guns stolen and used in crimes last year were taken from vehicles left unlocked.   Most of the cars stolen were cars that were left running, or had the key fobs left in the vehicles.  Every time we allow this to occur, we are arming criminals and giving them transportation to go commit crimes.  Help us keep criminals stranded and unarmed by securing or keeping your firearms with you,  and locking and securing your vehicles and keys at all times.  Along with consistently reporting crime and suspicious activity to us, locking your cars and securing your firearms  will be a huge help to us in law-enforcement as we continue our war on crime in 2020.


May GOD bless each and everyone of you, and may he continue to bless Clayton County!


Sheriff Victor Hill

Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
9157 Tara Blvd
Jonesboro, GA 30236

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