Buford, Georgia Information

Buford is located in both Hall County and Gwinnett County and had a total population of 12,225 as of the 2010 census. A 2016 population estimate shows the population closer to 14,356 residents.

Buford does not currently have a Mayor, but they have elected officials who serve in roles to oversee the city. These roles include the Commission Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Council Member.

Contact Buford City Office:

Phone Number: (770) 945-6761

As of January 2018, there were an estimated 65 registered sex offenders living in the city limits of Buford. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 196 to 1.

Buford, Georgia Police Station Information

Buford has an overall crime rate that is 17% higher than the current US national average. For every 100,000 people, there are approximately 9.11 crimes committed daily. You have a 1 in 31 chance of becoming a victim to any crime in the city, a 1 in 257 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime in the city, and a 1 in 35 chance of becoming a victim to a property crime in the city.

Buford is safer than 27% of the cities in the US and the city is currently rated a D+. Out of 100,000 people, Buford received a total of 3,326 reported crimes for the year. This number is higher than the Georgia average of 3,402 and the national average of 2,837.

Of those 3,326 reported crimes annually per 100,000 people, 389 of them are considered violent and 2,937 of them are considered property crimes. Violent crimes are murders, rapes, robberies, and assaults. Property crimes are burglaries, thefts, and vehicle thefts.

The Buford Department of Public Safety is the current governing police force for the city of Buford. The department is responsible for being the liaison between all county, state, and federal police and law enforcement agencies and they are responsible for responding to local disasters. The Buford Public Safety Director is Dan Branch and is the only full-time sworn officer on staff.

In conjunction with the Buford Department of Public Safety, residents can turn to both the Gwinnett County Police Department, Hall County Sheriff’s Office, and the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Buford Police Department Address:

2300 Buford Highway
Buford, GA 30518

Phone Number: (770) 945-6761

The Buford Department of Public Safety transports inmates to either the Gwinnett County Detention Center or the Hall County Jail. Residents can contact the Gwinnett County Detention Center at (770) 619-6500 or the Hall County Jail at (770) 531-6904.

Buford Police Department Additional Information

Address 1: 2300 Buford Highway
City: Buford
State: GA
Zip Code: 30518
County: Gwinnett and Hall
Phone #: (770) 945-6761

Additional Information:

Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 14000
Number of Officers: 1

Buford Department of Public Safety:

Buford, GA City Website:

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Buford does have a City Manager position, which is currently held by Bryan B. Kerlin. As the City Manager, Kerlin is responsible for overseeing the different departments in the local government and making sure the city runs day to day. The City Manager makes decisions about the city and works closely with other departments to ensure all residents’ concerns are heard and that any issues that arise are addressed.

Contact Buford City Manager:

Phone Number: (770) 945-6761

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

All warrants are issued, maintained, and serviced by either the Hall County Sheriff’s Office or the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. Residents who have questions about current or past warrants can call the Hall County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 531-6885 or the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office at (770) 822-8200.

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