Americus, Georgia Information

Americus is located in Sumter County and as of the 2010 census, had a population of 17,041. The population estimate as of 2016 is 15,854.

The current Mayor of Americus is Barry Blount. Mayor Blount was elected into office in January of 2006 and has served since. He is a resident of Americus and his vision is to see the city continue to prosper. The Mayor of Americus is in charge of making sure that all of the city’s ordinances, laws, and rules are enforced to ensure that all residents and properties are kept safe. The enforcement is carried out by the city’s police department.

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As of December 2017, there are a total of 92 registered sex offenders living in Americus, GA. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 178 to 1.

Americus, Georgia Police Station Information

The crime rate in Americus is quite high. In fact, the city’s crime rate is 187% higher than the national crime average in the US. For every 100,000 people, there are approximately 22.3 crimes that occur in Americus daily. As a resident of the city, you have a 1 in 13 chance of becoming a victim of a crime. The total year after year crime rates have increased by 19%.

Americus has an F rating for crime and safety and the city is 0% safer than other cities in the US. In fact, the city’s crime rate is 139% higher than the crime rate average in all of Georgia. In addition, Americus has a 176% higher violent crime rate than the Georgia average as well.

Per 100,000 people in Americus, there are a total of 8,139 reported crimes, which is significantly higher than the Georgia average which is 3,402 and the national average of 2,837 (all per 100,000 people).

Of those 8,139 reported crimes in Americus, 37.9 are murders, 18.9 rapes, 284.1 robberies, 757.7 assaults, 1,168.1 burglaries, 5,752 thefts, and 120 vehicle thefts.

The Americus Police Department’s mission is to “provide service to all citizens based on the foundations of honesty, integrity, and respect.” The current Chief of Police is Mark A. Scott.

Americus Police Department Address:

119 South Lee Street
Americus, GA 31709-3597

Phone Number: (229) 924-4550

The Americus Police Department uses the Sumter County Jail, which is run by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department. They can be reached at (229) 924-4094. The jail’s hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM until 5:00 PM.

Americus Police Department Additional Information

Address 1: 119 S Lee St
City: Americus
State: GA
Zip Code: 31709-3597
County: Sumter County
Phone #: 229-924-3678
Fax #: 229-924-8972

Additional Information:
Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 18000
Number of Officers: 45

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Americus, GA has a Downtown Development Authority and the individuals assigned to this Board have been elected by city officials and are residents in the city. Americus Main Street is the current project under the Downtown Development Authority and is designed to help create and foster a beautiful business district in the city. The board has a strict vision for the downtown area and that vision is for the city to function and be a thriving place for visitors and residents to visit.

Contact the Downtown Development Authority Director:

Phone Number: (229) 924-4411 ext. 235


County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Americus, Georgia

All warrants and most wanted information is kept and managed by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Department. For information about most wanted residents or for information on current or past warrants, contact the Sheriff’s Department at (229) 924-4094.

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