Canton, Georgia Information

Canton has an estimated population of 22,958 as of the 2010 census and 26,340 after the 2016 estimate. The city itself is located in Cherokee County and is the county seat.

The current Mayor of Canton is Gene Hobgood. His term is effective until December 2019. If Mayor Hobgood is ever absent, Mayor Pro-Tem Bill Grant steps in for him. The Mayor works with five Council Members to include Farris Yawn, Jack Goodwin, Nick Estes, Sandy McGrew, and Jo Ellen Wilson.

Contact Mayor Hobgood:

Phone Number: (770) 704-1500


As of January 2018, there were a total of 121 registered sex offenders living in Canton, GA. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 197 to 1.

Canton, Georgia Police Station Information

Canton is rated a B- for crime and safety within the city. While the city is rated fairly well, it is important to note that the year over year crimes have increased by about 33%. Canton is safer than 43% of the cities within the US. The overall crime rate in Canton is 11% lower than the national average and 26% lower than the Georgia average.

As a residents of Canton, you have a 1 in 400 chance of becoming a victim to a violent crime, a 1 in 45 chance of becoming a victim to a property crime, and a 1 in 40 chance of being a victim of any crime. For every 100,000 people, there are approximately 6.91 crimes committed daily.

In Canton and per 100,000 people, there are roughly 2,521 crimes reported yearly. Of those 2,521, 11.5 were murders, 53.9 rapes, 50 robberies, 134.7 assaults, 196.3 burglaries, 2,012.7 thefts, and 61.6 vehicle thefts.

The Canton Police Department is responsible for providing safety to residents, visitors, and properties in the city limits. The police department is responsible for investigating crimes and apprehending criminals. The Canton Police Department strives to strengthen its ties with the residents in the city and is committed to making the city a safer place to work, live, and have fun in. Chief Mitchell is the current Police Chief and is responsible for overseeing the actions of his officers.

Canton Police Department Address:

151 Elizabeth Street
Canton, GA 30114

Phone Number: (770) 720-4883

The Canton Police Department utilizes the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center, which is a 512-bed facility. The detention center is run by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department, which is responsible for caring for the inmates housed there. Visitation with inmates is allowed at this facility. The Cherokee County Adult Detention Center can be reached at (678) 493-4200.

Canton Police Department Additional Information

Address 1: 151 Elizabeth Street
City: Canton
State: GA
Zip Code: 30114-3016
County: Cherokee
Phone #: 770-720-4883
Fax #: 770-345-1409

Additional Information:

Type: Police Departments
Population Served: 7500
Number of Officers: 33

Canton Police Department:

Canton, Georgia City Website:

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department:

Open Records Request in Canton, Georgia

William or Billy Peppers is the current City Manager for Canton. He took this role in 2015 after he was appointed to hold this position by the Mayor and Council Members. As the City Manager, you can expect Billy to oversee the City Departments and also keep in touch with the Mayor and Council Members. In this role, Billy is also in charge of making sure that all of the City’s finances are in order, ordinances are passed or reviewed, and that the City’s overall health is good.

Contact Canton City Manager:


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

All warrants are issued, serviced, and maintained by the Cherokee Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with the Canton Police Department, when required. For all questions about warrants, contact the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department at (678) 493-4200.

The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department also manages and maintained a list of all sex offenders who live in the county, which includes the city of Canton.

View the Sex Offender Registry for Cherokee County:

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