Montezuma, Georgia, Information:

Montezuma is a city in Macon County, Georgia and it is home to the armory of Bravo Company, 648th Engineers of the Georgia Army National Guard. The city was named after the famous Aztec leader by soldiers who were returning from the Mexican War. There was also a thriving Mennonite community there, numbering over 100 members mainly with the surnames of Yoder, Kaufman, and Overholt. Although the Mennonites are still there, the numbers of surnames have increased to over 20 unique names and Mennonite children are typically married by the age of 18-20 years of age. During the 2010 census, the population was recorded at 3,460; however, estimates from the year 2016 show a decrease in population to 3,1422 residents.

In 2017, Montezuma ranked #4,928 out of 15,393 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live in America,” and #227 out of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to Live In Georgia.”

The livability index of Montezuma is 57, defined as “barely livable.” It is lower than the average in the state of Georgia of 67 and the national average of 66.

Considering the factors which make up the liability index, Montezuma ranks as follows:

  • “A’ – Cost of Living and Weather;
  • “B” – Weather;
  • “C” – Education;
  • “F” – Crime, Employment, and Housing

    Facebook Page for Montezuma, Georgia:

    The Mayor of Montezuma, Georgia is Mayor Larry Smith. He can be reached at

    City of Montezuma
    P.O. Box 388
    Montezuma, GA 31063

    Montezuma, Georgia Crime Rates and Statistics:

    In 2016, the crime index in Montezuma was 395.4, which is higher than the United States average of 278.0. There were 147 reported crimes in Montezuma; however due to the low population of the town, there are in actuality 4,680 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, a rate which is much higher than the 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 residents on average in the state of Georgia and 2,837 crimes per 100,000 citizens nationwide.
    Violent crimes, which include murder, rape, robbery, assault, and robbery, occur have a rate of 828 violent crime per 100,000 residents in the city of Montezuma. The average rate in the state of Georgia is 398 violent crimes per 100,000 citizens on average in the state of Georgia and the national average rate is 386 violent crimes for every 100,000 individuals. Property crimes are also higher in Montezuma, with 3,852 crimes per 100,000 residents which is greater than the Georgia state average of 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 residents and the national average of 2,341 property crimes per 100,000 citizens.

    As of March 2018, there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Montezuma, Georgia.

    Facts about crime in Montezuma, Georgia:

  • The overall crime rate in Montezuma is 65% higher than the national average;
  • Montezuma is safer than 7% of the cities in the United States;
  • In Montezuma, you have a 1 in 22 chance of becoming a victim of any crime; and
  • The number of total year over crimes in Montezuma has increased by 9%;

    Montezuma, Georgia Police Department Address:

    Montezuma Police Department
    408 South Dooly Street
    P.O. Box 388
    Montezuma, GA 31063

    Other Information about the Montezuma Police Department:

    The Chief of the Montezuma Police Department is Eric Finch who can be reached by email at or by phone at 478-472-6260.

    Facebook Page for the Montezuma Police Department:

    In 2016, there were 13 full-time law enforcement employees, 11 of who were police officers.
    In Montezuma, there were 3.50 officers for every 1,000 residents which is a higher rate than the average rate in the state of Georgia of 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

    Open Records Request in Montezuma, Georgia

    For records in the city of Montezuma, please call 478-472-7021.

    For records in Macon County, Georgia, please call 478-472-7021:

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

    The Macon County Sheriff is Sheriff Charles M. Cannon, Jr. Sheriff Cannon can be reached by email at

    To search the Macon County sex registry:

    Macon County Sheriff’s Office
    117 Crescent Street
    P.O. Box 345
    Ogelthorpe, GA 301168

    The Macon State Prison is run by the Department of Georgia Corrections.

    Macon State Prison
    2728 South 49 Hwy
    Oglethorpe, GA 31068

    To send money to an inmate in a GDC facility, you can send money via online money order voucher, a cash amount online through JPay, or you can speak with a live agent through 24/7 by calling 1-800-574-5729,
    For more information call www; at 1-800-574-5729

    For information on visiting an inmate in the Macon State Prison, there are specific visitation policies depending on whether it is a state prison and you must pass an application and adhere to the policies of the prisons:

    If you are concerned that an inmate in being treated unfairly or not being treated respectfully, there is an office set up just for that called the Office of Ombudsman and Inmate Affairs. Although these people work for the Department of Corrections, they also work to provide basic rights to inmates and inmate families,

    If you are concerned that you have a warrant in Macon County, you should call the Sheriff’s Office at 478-472-0447.

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