Information about Sandersville, Georgia:

The city of Sandersville, Georgia is the county seat, and the central town, of Washington County, Georgia. It is part of the Central Savannah River Area. In 2010, the population was 5,912 but 2016 estimates that the population is 3,700.

In 2017, Sandersville, Georgia ranked #208 of 449 of the “Most Diverse Places to LIve in Georgia.”

The livability index in Sandersville, Georgia was 68, which is higher than the state average of 67 and higher than the national average of 66. If we were using letter grades, Sandersville would receive the grade of “A” on amenities and weather, “B” on cost of living and education, “D” on employment and housing, and an “F” on crime.

The Mayor of Sandersville is Mayor James W. Andrews can be reached at 478-552-5480.

Sandersville City Hall
141 W. Haynes Street
P.O. Box 71
Sandersville, GA 31082

Crime in Sandersville, Georgia:

The crime index in Sandersville, Georgia in 2016 was 399.4, higher than the national average of 278.1. In terms of total crimes, the crime rate in Sandersville is 5,328 crimes for every 100,000 residents. That is a higher number than the state average in Georgia, 3,402 per 100,000 citizens, and higher than the average in America of 2,837 per 100,000 residents. The crime rate in Sandersville is 57% higher than the entire state of Georgia and 88% higher than the national average.

The rate of violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery and assault) are also higher in Sandersville than they are in Georgia and in the nation. In Sandersville there were 507 violent crimes for every 100,000 residents. The average rate of violent crime in the state of Georgia is 398 per 100,000 people and the average in America is 386 for every 100,000 persons. Property crimes are also high in Sandersville. For every 100,000 residents, there were 4,822 property crimes in Sandersville. The average rate of property crimes in Georgia is 3,005 property crimes for every 100,000 citizens and the average in America is 2,451 for every 100,000 residents. The property crime rate in Sandersville is 60% higher than the rest of Georgia and 97% higher than the rest of America.
As of January 2018, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Sandersville, Georgia. The ratio of residents to sex offenders is 194 to 1, which is average for Georgia.

Sandersville, Georgia Police Department Address:

Sandersville Police Department
130 Malone Street
Sandersville, GA 31082

Other Information about the Sandersville Police Department:

The Chief of Police of Sandersville, Georgia is Chief Victor K. Cuyler. Chief Cuyler can be reached at 478-552-3121 or by email at

In 2016, there were 21 full-time law enforcement officers on the Sandersville Police Force, 18 of them as officers, making the ratio of officers to residents 3.14 for every 1,000 residents. This is a higher ratio than the state average of 2.5 officers per 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Sandersville, Georgia

For records from Washington County, Georgia:

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

The Sheriff of Washington County, Georgia is Sheriff Thomas H. Smith. He can be reached at 478-552-4795 or by email at tsmith@mylinknet.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office
1735 Kaolin Road
Sandersville, GA 31082

Washington County Jail
1735 Kaolin Road
Sandersville, GA 31082

Mailing Address for the Washington County Jail:
P.O. Drawer 30
Sandersville, GA 31082

For questions about visitation, mail, phone use, commissary, etc:

If you would like to contact the jail, you can fill out the form here:

If you are concerned you may have a warrant in Washington County, Georgia, you should call the Sheriff’s Office at 478-552-4795.

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