Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia

Fort Oglethorpe is a city in Catoosa County and Walker County, Georgia, in northern Georgia. Ringgold is the County Seat of Catoosa County. LaFayette is the County Seat of Walker County. Fort Oglethorpe has a population of 9,263 people, and the mayor is Earl Gray. The city offices are located on City Hall Drive.

City of Fort Oglethorpe
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-2544

Earl Gray, Mayor
egray@fortogov.com
706-866-2544 ext 1304

In the year 2016, there were no murders in Fort Oglethorpe. There were 3 reported rapes, 9 reported robberies, and 51 reported assaults. There were also 34 reported burglaries, 571 reported thefts, and 30 reported auto thefts. This gave the city a crime index of 433.1, which is comparable to the United States national crime index of 279.3. There were 8 registered sex offenders living in Fort Oglethorpe, as of June 2018.

Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia – Police Station and Crime Statistics

In the year 2016, there were 698 reported crimes in Fort Oglethorpe. This gave the city a crime rate of 7,043 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 Fort Oglethorpe.

The Fort Oglethorpe Police Department is located on City Hall Drive, and the Chief of Police is Mike Helton.

Fort Oglethorpe Police Department
900 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
706-866-2512

The Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office is located in Ringgold, and the sheriff is Gary Sisk. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include patrol, criminal investigations, detention, and training.

Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office
5842 US-41
Ringgold, GA 30736
706-935-2424

Gary Sisk, Sheriff
gary.sisk@catoosa.com

The Catoosa County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office, and Captain Bryan Huckabee heads the detention division. The jail can house up to 248 inmates. All visitation with inmates is done via video. Each visit is 20 minutes and must be scheduled 12 hours in advance, through the scheduler located in the visitor area.

Catoosa County Jail
706-965-6862

Captain Bryan Huckabee
bryan.huckabee@catoosa.com

The Catoosa County’s Most Wanted List can be viewed online.

The Walker County Sheriff’s Office is located in LaFayette, and the sheriff is Steve Wilson. Divisions within the sheriff’s office include administration, court services, detectives, detention, drug task force, special operations, training, and uniform patrol.

Walker County Sheriff’s Office
105 South Duke Street
Lafayette GA 30728
706-638-1909

Steve Wilson, Sheriff
706-638-1909 ext 1231
swilson@walkerso.com

The Walker County Jail is located on the premises with the sheriff’s office and is headed by Captain Philip Street. The jail has an average of 200 inmates. Visitation is done via video, either from the sheriff’s office or from your own home. Onsite visitation can be done Monday-Friday 12 pm – 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 9 pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10 am – 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm – 9 pm. Anywhere visitation can be done Monday-Friday from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm and 7:30pm to 10:30 pm. Visits can be 20 minutes long.

Walker County Jail

Captain Philip Street
706-638-1909 ext 1295
pstreet@walkerso.com

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