Lovejoy, Georgia, Information:

Lovejoy is a city in the southern part of Clayton County, Georgia. The city is bordered by Henry County to the south and the unincorporated community of Bonanza to the north, and downtown Atlanta is only 24 miles north of Lovejoy. In 2010, the population of Lovejoy was 6,422, and estimates from 2016 show a decrease in population to 6,367.

In 2018, Lovejoy ranked #45 out of 109 of the “Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of LIving in Georgia,” #85 out of 110 of the “Most Diverse Suburbs in Georgia,” #213 out of 446 of the “Places with the Lowest Cost of Living in Georgia,” #220 out of 451 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in Georgia,” #123 out of 277 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in the Atlanta Area,” and #45 out of 109 of the “Suburbs with the Lowest Cost of Living in the Atlanta Area.”

Lovejoy has a livability index of 66, placing it in the 58th percentile, meaning it ranks higher than both the Georgia state average livability score of 61 and the national livability score of 64.

Lovejoy scores well, “A” and “B’ grades in the areas of: Weather and Cost of Living.
It scores mediocre, “C”, on Education.
Lovejoy scores poorly, “D” and F” grades in the areas of: Employment, Crime and Housing.

Facebook Page for the City of Lovejoy:

The Mayor of Lovejoy, Georgia is Mayor Bobby Cartwright. Mayor Cartwright has served as the Mayor of Lovejoy since 2012 and is a 13 year veteran of the U.S. Navy.

City of Lovejoy
2296 Talmadge Road
P.O. Box 220
Lovejoy, GA 30250
770-4741-2304
Fax: 770-471-6499

Lovejoy, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

There were an estimated 3.636 reported total criminal “incidents” in Lovejoy per 100,000 residents. This rate is higher than the average in the state of Georgia which has 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 citizens and it is also higher than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 individuals.

Violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, and assault, have rates in Lovejoy which are also higher than both the average in the state of Georgia and higher than we see in America. There were an estimated 425 violent crimes for every 100,000 citizens in Lovejoy, Georgia, while the average rate in Georgia was 398 crimes per 100,000 residents. The average nationally was 386 crimes per 100,000 individuals.

Property crime rate are also higher in Lovejoy than they are elsewhere. With 3.211 property crimes for every 100,000 residents in Lovejoy, Georgia, the city has more crimes than average in the state of Georgia, with only 3,005 property crimes per 100,000 citizens in Georgia. The average in the United States was 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 people.

As of March 2018, there were three (3) registered sex offenders living in Lovejoy, Georgia. The ratio of the number of residents in Lovejoy to the number of sex offenders is 2,127 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of total residents is much smaller than the average in Georgia.

Facts about crime in Lovejoy, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Lovejoy is 28% higher than the national average;
  • Lovejoy, Georgia is safer than 24% of the cities in the United States;
  • In Lovejoy, you have a 1 in 28 chance of becoming a victim of a crime and
  • The number of total year over year crimes in Lovejoy has not changed.

    Lovejoy, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Lovejoy Police Department
    2296 Talmadge Road
    P.O. Box 220
    Lovejoy, GA 30250
    678-610-9748 Ext. 2139
    Fax: 678-610-9757
    Emergency: 911
    lpd@cityoflovejoy.com

    Other information about the Lovejoy Police Department:

    The Chief of Police of the Lovejoy Police Department is Chief Wayne Woods. Chief Woods can be reached at 678-610-9748 Ext. 2139 or via email at lpd@cityoflovejoy.com.

    Open Records Request in Lovejoy, Georgia

    For records from the city of Lovejoy, you should contact the City Clerk, Marie Burnham, at m_burnham@cityoflovejoy.com.
    City Clerk
    2296 Talmadge Road
    P.O. Box 220
    Lovejoy, GA 30250
    770-471-2304
    Fax: 770-471-6499

    For records in Clayton County, you should contact the Clayton County Clerk of Court, Jacqueline D. Willis, at 770-477-3395 or by email at superiorcourt@claytoncountyga.gov.

    Clerk of Court: Jacqueline D. Wills
    Harold R. Banke Justice Center
    9151 Tara Boulevard
    Room 1CL25
    Jonesboro, GA 30236-4912
    770-477-3395

    Requests from other departments, may be necessary. If that is the case you can find specific information about who to contact in which department here:

    County Sheriff, Warrant, Most Wanted Information in Lovejoy, Georgia:

    The Sheriff of Clayton County is Sheriff Victor Hill. Sheriff Hill represented Clayton County, Georgia in the Georgia House of Representatives from 2003 – 2004. In 2005, he became the first African-American to be elected to the position of Clayton County Sheriff. You can reach Sheriff Hill at 770-471-1122.

    Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
    9157 Tara Blvd.
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    770-471-1122

    Sex Offender Registry in Clayton County:

    Facebook Page for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office:

    Twitter for the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department:

    The Clayton County Jail is run by Major M. Felgenhauer, the Jail Administrator. He can be reached at 770-477-4000 or Mark.Felgenhauer@claytoncountyga.gov.

    Clayton County Jail
    9157 Tara Road
    Jonesboro, GA 30236
    770-471-1122

    To search for an inmate in the Clayton County Jail, or to see a current inmate roster:

    For proof of incarceration at the Clayton County Jail:

    To obtain the medical records of an inmate from their time in the Clayton County Jail, something only the inmate or their legal representative can do:

    For information about the special commissary, a service provided by the third party vendor “The Outside Inside Connection by A’viands,” which provides special commissary services paid for those outside of jail to eligible inmates on Friday afternoons only, you can go to their website at: http://outsideinside.com/.

    For information about bonding someone out of the Clayton County Jail:

  • There are different bonds that are accepted by most correctional facilities, including the Clayton County Jail, including:

    1. Cash Bond – when the entire amount of the bond is handed over, in cash, to the Sheriff’s Accounting Office. Upon the disposition of the case, the money will be returned by the Sheriff’s Office upon receipt of the final sentence or dismissal;

    2. Property Bonds – if you or someone you know owns real property in Clayton County, or another county in the state of Georgia, and they are willing to put their property up for a bond, it may be possible to use your property to secure the release of an inmate. You must have enough equity in the property to cover the total amount of the bond, including an additional $10,000 for the Homestead Exemption (ex. If the bond is $1,800 then your property must be worth at least $11,800 to make the bond.) If the property is in another county within the state of Georgia you must go to that county’s Sheriff’s Office and meet their requirements for making a “Transfer Bond.”

    3. Items REQUIRED to initiate the bonding process:

    a. A current and valid state issued driver’s license or state identification card;
    b. A $20.00 per bond fee. Transfer bonds may charge you a fee for processing and bonding companies may charge fees as well. But you will owe the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Accounting Office a $20.00 fee on top of any other fees;
    c. A copy of a Warrant Deed of a Quit Claim Deed (for property bonds) that has been stamped as Satisfied by the Clerk of the Court;
    d. Any other documents deemed necessary by a supervisor to prove ownership of said property and/or the property’s equity; and
    e. Bonds over $20,0000 will require that a Deed to Secure Debt be completed by the Sheriff’s Office. This will result in a lien being placed against the property until the case is disposed of

    4. Use of a Commercial/Professional Bonding Company – you may opt to use one of the licensed Commercial, or Professional, Bonding Companies that are located in Clayton County. These companies are privately owned and not a part of the Sheriff’s Office and while the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department does not recommend or endorse any specific bonding company, there is a list of “Approved Bonding Companies:”

    a. A-Atlanta/Clayton 770-472-7277;
    b. ABC South Bonding 770-473-1027;
    c. Anytime Bail Bonding 770-472-0069;
    d. Easy Bail Bonding 770-472-8900;
    e. Free At Last 770-471-1284; and
    f. Jam Bonding 770-477-7865

  • If you do not think that the individual that you are considering on bonding out of jail will appear in court, it is in your best interest to NOT make bond for them.

    For information about inmate’s financial accounts while they are in the Clayton County Jail:

    The Accounting Office at the Clayton County Jail is tasked with keeping track of the money in the inmate’s accounts so that they can pay for commissary items, medical & dental services, court ordered payments, and bonds. VendEngine is also used as an easy way for families to put money in inmates accounts.

    The Accounting Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. If you have any questions you can call 678-476-5328 or email the Accounts Coordinator, K. Jemison, at Kenya.Jemison@claytoncountyga.gov.

  • To deposit money via money order:

    1. You can mail a money order to the Accounting Section of the Clayton County Jail, but they will NOT accept money orders in person and money orders must be verified before they are deposited, a process which takes several days. You must put the Inmate’s Name and LE Number on the Money Order for it to be processed. You can get their LE Number from the inmate.

    Address to mail money to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office:
    Clayton County Sheriff’s Office
    ATTN: Accounting Office
    9157 Tara Blvd
    Jonesboro, GA 30236

  • The money remaining on the inmate’s account will be reimbursed only to the inmate. Those who have $25.00 or less will receive their money in cash. Those who have $25.01 or more will receive their money on a debit card with an activation fee of $4.95. If you have issues with the debit card you can call ComData at 1-855-276-7077. Inmates who are transferred to different facilities will receive a check.
  • Inmate Accounts are managed by an outside vendor, called VendEngine, which accepts money in three different ways, online, via on-site kiosks, and by telephone.

    1. To deposit funds to VendEngine online:

    a. Go to the VendEngine website;
    b. Go to the “Make Deposit” tab and select “Georgia;”
    c. Choose “Start Deposit;”
    d. Select Clayton County Jail;
    e. Choose the first letter of the inmates last name. Example for John Doe, you would click “D;”
    f. Select the correct inmate;
    g. Enter your credit card information, deposit amount, and credit card billing information; and
    h. Click “Continue.”

  • To use the kiosks that are located at the Public Entrance of the Sheriff’s Office:

    1. The kiosks accept cash and credit cards, but they are unable to handle coins or make change. If you insert a large bill into the kiosk you should know that the kiosk will take the entire amount and place it in the inmate’s account. At this time the Accounting Office is unable to make change for large bills so you should plan ahead;

  • To Deposit Money by Telephone:

    1. Contact VendEngine at 1-855-836-3364. Deposits made over the phone will be processed in the same way as online Credit Card payments and the same fees will be assessed.

    The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office is not responsible for any errors made by VendEngine. Once the funds are deposited in the inmate’s account, they belong to the inmate and neither the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office nor VendEngine can legally remove money from an inmate’s account. If you have a concern you can contact VendEngine at 615-266-6570 or the Accounting Office at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office at 678-479-5328.

  • There are rules about sending mail to an inmate in the Clayton County Jail.

    1. Mail should be addressed as follows:

    a. Inmate’s Full Name and LE Number
    b. Facility Name
    c. Facility Address

  • All incoming and outgoing mail, with the exception of legal mail, must be in either pre-stamped or metered envelopes;

    1. Postcards are allowed but they must be metered or pre-stamped;
    2. Minimum postcard size is 3.5 inches by 4.25 inches
    3. Maximum postcard size is 4.25 by 6 inches;
    4. Postcards must be white in color;
    5. Blue or Black Ink is preferred and if not used there is the possibility that it may be returned and not delivered to the inmate;
    6. Mail of a legal nature will not be opened until the inmate is present;
    7. Mail containing money should be mailed directly to accounting and mail containing inmate correspondence should be mailed to the inmate;
    8. Newspapers and magazines must come from the distributor and can not be mailed by individual parties;
    9. Four (4) photographs can be mailed to the jail after the inmate has been incarcerated for thirty (30) days, as long as the envelope is marked “PHOTOGRAPHS.” Photographs can’t be larger than 4 x 6 inches and the inmate’s name and LE number should be written on the back of each photograph. Stickers, labels or any other “additions” are prohibited.

  • Items prohibited from being mailed to inmates in the Clayton County Jail include:

    1. Polaroid pictures; letters or postcards that have not been purchased pre-stamped or metered; postcards that have been altered; postcards with labels, sticker, paint, crayons, or markers; postcards with any biohazards, including perfumes or lipstick; postcards depicting nudity, weapons, or gang references, photographs containing gang signs or condes; photographs depicting sexual activity or showing nudity; and photographs that promote or show illegal activity.

    As with my correctional facilities and jails, Clayton County Jail offers visitation for the inmates; as long as certain rules are followed and guidelines are respected. Visitation is Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. and four (4) visitors are allowed per week per inmate:

  • Visitors will be denied visitation if they are dressed inappropriately when they are coming to visit. Improper attire includes, but is not limited to:

    1. Sheer, mesh, netted, or see-thru clothing; sleeveless, spaghetti straps, or tanks tops; coats, hats, jackets, or hoodies (hoodies and jackets are acceptable if they are part of a matching set such as a business suit or a denim suit); clothing worn to hide garments that would otherwise be considered inappropriate; any bottoms that are more than two (2) inches above the knees; no leggings, spandex, or tights should be worn as pants; no low cut top, for both men and women, that exposes cleavage, mid-drift, belly button, or the buttocks; no saggy or sagging pants, as pants must be worn at waist level; jeans with rips, holes, and tears that are excessive; and outfits which resemble prison jumpsuits.

  • Visitors must complete a screening process prior to visitation and clear the metal detector. During the metal detector you will be asked to remove jewelry and belts, but they will be returned to you prior to visitation; however, there are some items which are prohibited from the visitation area, including:

    1. Strollers, baby carriers, diaper bags (exception is one plastic bottle and/or pacifier, one diaper, and one blanket for infants only); personal food and drinks; cigarettes, cigarette lighters, and other tobacco products; electronic devices (cameras, cell phones, laptop computer, iPads, iPods, records, etc); sharp objects (knives, nail clippers, collapsible scissors, weapons, and ammunition; and writing materials.

  • For Civilian Visitors visiting Bonding/Accounting/Warrants or Other Departments:

    1. Visitors must complete the screening process and clear the metal detector. You must remove keys, purses, wallets, jewelry and belts during the screening process but these items will be returned to you;

    2. When visiting these parts of the Detention Center visitors may bring personal property, including coats, jackets, computers, cell phones, iPads, purses, keys, pouches, laptop bags and backpacks. Every item that you bring into any department of the Clayton County Jail is subject to search at any time by jail personnel. Hats are allowed but they are not permitted inside the facility and weapons are not permitted.

  • Attorneys are permitted to bring all equipment with them which will help them conduct business inside the jail (i.e. cell phone, laptops, iPads, briefcases, etc.); and
  • The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office staff have authority to determine the appropriate for visitation, of any attire not specifically prohibited by policy, to determine the appropriateness of the conduct of all visitors, and the right to remove visiting privileges temporarily or indefinitely.

    Most Wanted in Clayton County:

    If you think that you may have a warrant in Clayton County, you should call the Warrants Division at 770-477-4480.

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