Ellijay, Georgia

Ellijay is a city in Gilmer County, Georgia in northern Georgia, and it’s also the County Seat of Gilmer County. The population of Ellijay is 1,619 people, and the mayor is Al Hoyle. The city offices are located on Main Street.

City of Ellijay
197 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4711

In the year 2016, there were no murders or robberies in Ellijay. There were 3 reported assaults and 2 reported rapes. There were also 7 reported burglaries, 33 reported thefts, and 3 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 251.3, which is lower than the United States national crime index of 266.5. There were 102 registered sex offenders living in Ellijay, as of June 2018.

Ellijay, Georgia – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 48 reported crimes in Ellijay, which gave the city a crime rate of 2,839 per 100,000 persons. This is much lower than the Georgia State crime rate of 3,402 per 100,000 persons, but comparable to the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Property crime is the most common crime in Ellijay.

The Ellijay Police Department is located on Main Street, and the Chief of Police is Edward D. Lacey III.

Ellijay Police Department
197 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-7430

Edward D. Lacey III. Chief of Police
706-645-7430 ext 101
edlacey@ellijay.com

The Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office is located in Ellijay, and the sheriff is Stacy L. Nicholson. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include uniformed patrol, field operations, criminal investigations, court service, and the detention center.

Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office
1 Broad St
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4162

The Gilmer County Adult Detention Center is located on Brett Dickey Memorial Drive, and the person in charge of the detention center is Captain Carol Daves. The jail can house over 100 inmates and is staffed by 27 uniformed officers. Visitation for female inmates and inmates in isolation is on Friday from 9 am to 11 am and 7 pm to 9 pm. Visitation for inmates in A & D dormitories is on Saturday from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm. Visitation for inmates in C, E, and F dormitories is on Sunday from 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3 pm. Visits will be a maximum of 30 minutes, and visitors must be on a preapproved list. Inmates can only receive one visitor per scheduled day.

Gilmer County Adult Detention Center
106 Brett Dickey Memorial Drive
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4625

Captain Carol Daves
cdaves@gilmersheriff.com

Ellijay, Georgia – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s Office. The City Clerk is Amy Crump. It’s the City Clerk’s responsibility to ensure that accurate records are kept for the city.

Amy Crump
197 North Main Street
Ellijay, GA 30540
706-635-4711 ext 3

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