Fitzgerald, Georgia

Fitzgerald is a city in Ben Hill County, Georgia, in the central part of the state. Fitzgerald is also the County Seat of Ben Hill County. Fitzgerald has a population of 9,053 people, and the mayor is Jim Puckett. The city offices are located on East Central Avenue.

City of Fitzgerald
City Hall
302 East Central Avenue
Fitzgerald, Ga 31750
229-426-5060

Jim Puckett, Mayor
229-426-5036

In the year 2016, there were no rapes in Fitzgerald. There were 3 reported murders, 10 reported robberies, and 23 reported assaults. There were also 130 reported burglaries, 322 reported thefts, 10 reported auto thefts, and 5 reported arsons. This gave the city a crime index of 415.3, which is higher than the United States national crime index of 241.6. There were 90 registered sex offenders living in Fitzgerald, as of June 2018.

Fitzgerald, Georgia – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 503 reported crimes in Fitzgerald. This gave the city a crime rate of 5,588 per 100,000 persons. This is much higher than the Georgia state crime rate of 3,402 per 100,000 persons and the United States national crime rate of 2,837 per 100,000 persons. Property crime is the most common crime in Fitzgerald.

The Fitzgerald Police Department is located on Appomattox Road, and the Chief of Police is William Smallwood, Jr. The police department employs an additional 12 police officers.

Fitzgerald Police Department
Law Enforcement Complex
255 Appomattox Rd
​Fitzgerald, Ga 31750
229-426-5000

The Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office is also located in the Law Enforcement Complex in Fitzgerald, and the sheriff is Lee Cone. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include uniforms, criminal investigations, jail, drug enforcement, courthouse security, and school resources.

Ben Hill County Sheriff’s Office
255 Appomattox Rd
​Fitzgerald, Ga 31750
229-426-5161

Lee Cone, Sheriff
lcone@benhillcounty.com

The Ben Hill County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and the Jail Administrator is Major Greg Stokes. Visitation for males is on Saturday from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, and from 1 pm to 4 pm, depending on the last name of the inmate. Inmates are allowed 30 minutes with visitors per week, with up to 4 visitors at one time. You must be on the inmate’s visitor list in order to visit.

Fitzgerald, Georgia – Open Records Requests

Open Records Requests must be submitted through the City Clerk’s Office, and the City Clerk is Christina Evans. The City Clerk is responsible for ensuring that accurate records are kept for the city.

Christina Evans, City Clerk
302 East Central Avenue
Fitzgerald, Ga 31750
229-426-5060

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