Rossville, Georgia Information:

Rossville, Georgia is in Walker County, Georgia in the far northwestern part of the state. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN-GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 2010, the census reported the population of Rossville, Georgia at 4,105 citizens, but estimates in 2016 show that the population has decreased to 3,982 people.

In 2017, Rossville ranked #106 out of 449 of the “Best Places to Buy a House in Georgia,” and #110 out of 285 of “Places with the Best Public Schools in Georgia.”

The livability index in Rossville is 66, which is lower than the Georgia state average of 67, but the same as the national average of 66. Rossville does well in cost of living and weather, and does poorly in crime, employment, and housing.

The Mayor of Rossville is Mayor Teddy Harris. Mayor Harris can be reached at the City Clerk’s Office at 706-866-1325.

Judge Paul W. Johnny Painter Courtroom
500 McFarland Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741

Crime in Rossville, Georgia:

In 2013, the crime index in Rossville was a staggering 1334.2 while the average in the U.S. was 287.4. There were an estimated 3,204 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens in Rossville, Georgia. This is lower than the state average of 3,402 crimes for every 100,000 people, but higher than the average in the U.S. of 2,837 crimes per 1,000 residents. If we focus on violent crimes only, including rape, murder, assault, and robbery, the number of violent crimes was 375 per 100,000 residents. The violent crime rate in the state of Georgia is 398 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents and the average in the U.S. is 386 crimes per 100,000 residents.

Regarding property crime, the rate in Rossville is 2,829 property crimes per 100,000 citizens. Again the rate in Rossville is lower than the state average in Georgia of 3,005 crimes for every 100,000 people, but higher than the national average of 2,837 property crimes per 100,000 people. Both the crime index and crime rate in Rossville are higher, 13% higher, than they are nationally, but the crime rates are lower than the average in Georgia. Rossville is safer than 29% of cities in the United States.

As of January 2018, there are 115 registered sex offenders living in Rossville, Georgia. The number of citizens to sex offenders is 35 to 1.

Rossville, Georgia Police Department Address:

Rossville Police Department
500 McFarland Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741
706-866-1227

Other Information about Rossville Police:

The Rossville Police Department is under the supervision of the Public Safety Director, Sid Adams. Adams is also the Assistant Police Chief and the Assistant Fire Chief.

The Rossville Police Department has nine full-time officers, meaning that for every 1,000 residents there are 2.47 police officers which is lower than the state average in Georgia of 2.51 officers per 1,000 residents.

Dispatch of officers comes from the Walker County E-911 Center in Rock Spring, Georgia.

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Open Records Request in Rossville, Georgia

Records requests in Rossville should be sent to the City Clerk, Sherry Foster.

City Clerk of Rossville
500 McFarland Avenue
Rossville, GA 30741
706-866-1325

Records Request in Walker County:

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

Sheriff Steve Wilson is the Sheriff of Walker County, Georgia. Sheriff Wilson took office in January 1997 and is currently serving his fifth term as Sheriff.

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

Walker County Jail
105 South Duke Street
Lafayette, GA 30728
709-638-1909

Address for sending mail to an inmate in the Walker County Detention Center:
Inmates Full Name (The name they are booked under)
ID# (5 digit) (given to the Inmate at time of booking)
Walker County Jail
PO Box 866
LaFayette, GA 30728

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If you are concerned you may have a warrant in Walker County, Georgia, you should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 709-638-1909.

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