Meigs, Georgia, Information:

Meigs is a small city in northwestern Thomas county and extending into southwestern Mitchell county in the U.S. state of Georgia. During the 2010 census, the population of Meigs was recorded at 1,056, but the last few years have seen an increase in the population to 1,038.

The livability index for Meigs is 52, defined as “barely livable ,” and lower than both the state of Georgia average livability index of of 65, and lower than the average livability index the United States of 67.
When we look at the factors that are included when determining the livability score, Meigs does well in the areas of weather and cost of living; however, in the areas of amenities, crime, education, employment, and housing, Meigs would receive the score of “F.”

Facebook Page for Meigs, Georgia:

The Mayor of Meigs is Mayor Cheryl Walters. The official phone number of City Hall is 229-683-3124 and the official website should be

Meigs City Hall
P.O. Box 47
Meigs, GA 31765-0047

Meigs, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

In 2014, Meigs had a crime index of 343.4, while the United States average was only 273.4. The crime problem in Meigs is severe and widespread and has been for quite some time now. When we normally discuss crime rates we use the random number of crimes based on 100,000 people. In Meigs, the total crime rate is 5,444 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens. This rate is astonishingly high, higher than I have seen it in the entire state of Georgia and it is higher than the average crime rate for the state of Georgia of 3,402 crimes per 100,000 individuals. The United States average is even lower, with a rate of 2,837 crimes for every 100,000 people.

When we further break down the the crimes into violent crimes (which include murder, rape, robbery and assault) and property crimes we see that the rate of violent crimes in Meigs are estimated at 637 crimes for every 100,000 residents. Again, this number is higher than the Georgia state average of 398 violent crimes per 100,000 individuals and higher than the national rate of 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 persons. The rate of violent crimes in Meigs is an estimated 4,807 property crimes per 100,000 individuals, which is again higher than the 3,007 property crimes that is average in the Georgia property crime rate and also higher than the 2,451 property crimes per 100,000 person that is the average nationwide.

Facts about crime in Meigs, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Meigs is 92% higher than the national average;
  • Meigs is safer than 10% of the cities in the United States; and
  • In Meigs, you have a 1 in 19 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.

    Meigs, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Meigs Police Department
    1006 E. Depot St.
    P.O. Box 47
    Meigs, GA 31765

    Other Information about the Meigs Police Department:

    The Chief of Police of the Meigs Police Department is Gary Price.

    In 2013, there were three full-time law enforcement employment, including officers. This made a ratio 2.90 officers per 1,000 citizens in Meigs which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia of 2.73.

    Open Records Request in Meigs, Georgia:

    To reach the Clerk of Courts, as well as other Government officials in Thomas County:

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

    The Sheriff of Thomas County is R. Carlton Powell who can be reached via email at or at 229-225-3300.

    Thomas County Sheriff’s Office
    921 Smith Avenue
    Thomasville, GA 31792
    Office – 229-225-3300
    Dispatch – 229-225-4151

    Facebook Page for Thomas County:

    Thomas County Sex Offender Registry:

    The Thomas County Jail is in the same location as the Sheriff’s Office and Captain Ron Williams is the Jail Supervisor with Lt. Virginia Williams the as the Chief Jailer.

    Thomas County Jail
    921 Smith Avenue
    Thomasville, GA 31792

    The website adds no further information so you should call 229-225-3312 if you have further questions.

    The Thomas County Prison on County Farm Road closed in the Summer of 2017.

    If you have a warrant in Thomas County, you should call the Sheriff at 229-225-3300.

    The Sheriff of Mitchell County is W.E. Bozeman.

    Mitchell County Justice Center
    4815 Highway 37 East
    P.O. Box 28
    Camilla, GA 31730

    The Sex Offender Registry for Mitchell County is administered by Merrie Johnson. Any comments, concerns, or questions should be addressed to her at:
    Merrie Johnson
    Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office
    P.O. Box 28
    Camilla, GA 31730

    For a list of Sex Offenders in Mitchell County, Georgia:

    If you think that you may have a warrant in Mitchell County, Georgia you should call the Sheriff’s Office at 229-336-2033.

    The Jail Supervisor is Captain Russell Sheppard and he can be reached at 229-336-2030.

    Mitchell County Justice Center
    4815 Highway 37
    Camilla, GA 31730

    The mailing address for inmates is:

    Inmate’s Name
    ℅ Mitchell County Justice Center
    P.O. Box 28
    Camilla, GA 31730

    Visitation –

    Inmates are allowed twenty (20) minutes for visitation) and they may have up to four people on their visitation list. You must be on the list in order to be eligible for visitation. The jail has the right to end visitation at any time for any reason they see fit.

    Scheduled Times:

    Last Name Saturdays Sundays
    A-J 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.
    K-Z 1:00 pm. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
    TRUSTEES 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 9: a.m.
    FEMALES 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    Commissary –

    Inmates can purchase items from the commissary once a week and those who have the funds can buy up to $80 per week from the commissary. Money will be accepted in the form of money orders and cash is not accepted under any circumstances. Personal hygiene items are provided at no charge.

    Funerals –

    For those who wish to attend the funeral of someone not in the prison system, you must get permission from the Sheriff and there is a charge for this service.

    If you think that you might have a warrant in Mitchell County, Georgia, you are urged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 229-336-2032.

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